Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola claimed his newly-crowned Premier League champions “drank all the alcohol in Manchester” forward of a pulsating 1-1 draw at Brighton.
Guardiola was involved his treble-chasing facet could undergo a hangover in Sussex following the jubilation of the weekend’s title celebrations.
But the Spaniard was pleasantly stunned by the efficiency of his gamers throughout a gripping south-coast contest.
“I was a little bit worried about how much we would drop our (level) with what we had done the last four, five, six months,” mentioned Guardiola.
“Forty hours (ago) we drank all the alcohol in Manchester and the way they played was outstanding.
“I enjoyed it a lot, especially being champions.
“You have to come here to win the game, we know it will be tough. They are a fantastic team in all departments, that’s why they are in the Europa League, well deserved.
“And also we showed why we are the best team in England.”
City claimed the primary of the three trophies they’re chasing by profitable the Premier League title over the weekend.
Their sights are actually set on including the FA Cup and Champions League however, earlier than they’ll change ideas totally to their two finals subsequent month, they’ve to finish the league programme.
The final success of City’s season will now be outlined by the FA Cup last, through which they face Manchester United on June 3, and the Champions League last towards Inter Milan the next week.
After a powerful run all through the spring – capped by magnificent performances in crunch video games towards title rivals Arsenal after which Real Madrid within the Champions League – the main focus is robust.
Kevin De Bruyne, who like Gundogan is now a five-time Premier League winner, mentioned: “We like to win, and we’re never bored of it. We’ve won a lot in the past but we want to win again and again.
“We keep on working. We enjoy the games against Brighton and Brentford and prepare for United and Inter and hopefully we can do something special.
“Everybody wants it. We know we need to win two games, but they are hard games, and we need to prepare ourselves the best as possible and hopefully we can win them.”