Guardiola's next challenge at Manchester City: Win the Champions League


Then the first time you lose one, you think you're never going to win another ever again. Last not 20 years ago, it was three. "But do not tell City they won title because United did not win, it is not fair on them".

And the Cote d'Ivoire global who has been limited to just 98 minutes of action in seven league games this season sent a special message to the fans.

"It's incredible the way we played and I am so glad to be here and be part of this club".

One of his summer signings, Kyle Walker, was already a proven attacking wing-back when Guardiola brought him from Tottenham, but he now looks at home playing as a more central defender and in Guardiola's clever approach of moving fullbacks into holding midfield roles when the team is in possession.

Are they as good as Manchester United's treble-winning team of 1998-99, the Arsenal "Invincibles" of 2003-04, or Chelsea's all-conquering side that lost only one match in the 2004-05 season.

Here's what pundits, managers and players have said after City won the league...

The Premier League points and goals records are also likely to be smashed but the true test of whether City deserve their status in the list of all-time greats will be what comes next.

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"If you're proud of your players stomp your feet" would bring a tear to the eye of even the most flamboyant fan.

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In light of Neymar's game-changing move to Paris Saint-Germain and widespread knowledge of City's financial power, the signings won't come cheap. "But we are nothing without the team". Eight titles. Three Premier League.

Can anyone stop City next season? Were the susceptible to losing their heads, after losing a lead to both Liverpool and Manchester United, and seeing their exit from the Champions League seemingly decided by a quick flurry of goals?

"They are a joy to watch", says Winter, "delivering winning football in every sense, but Guardiola and his players know, as all ambitious teams do, that retaining the trophy will fully set them apart".

How to City compare with other great sides?
"It's brilliant, but I want to unlock the full potential".

City fans will be hoping that Guardiola doesn't fancy stopping at anytime soon or that Jose Mourinho does what he did at Real and find a way to stop his adversary.