Sport Gundogan predicts Man City dominance after Guardiola's first Premier League title

02:00  17 april  2018
02:00  17 april  2018 Source:   Goal.com

Guardiola: Premier League title will mean more than Champions League

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The Premier League title could be sealed for Pep Guardiola ' s City next month. Gundogan – who has excelled in Fernandinho’s absence - can lean on personal experience to avoid complacency after Borussia Dortmund set a new Bundesliga points record of 81 six years ago.

Dec 23, 2017 Manchester City have become the first ever team to score 100 Premier League goals in a single year after beating Bournemouth 4-0 at the Etihad Stadium. Shaun Botterill Sane 40', Bernardo Silva 84', Gundogan 90'+ 1 The Manchester City manager has long insisted that his side

Ilkay Gundogan celebrates with Manchester City team-mate Gabriel Jesus © Provided by Goal Ilkay Gundogan celebrates with Manchester City team-mate Gabriel Jesus

Ilkay Gundogan says more Premier League titles could follow for Manchester City after Pep Guardiola's side were crowned champions.

Manchester United's surprise home loss to bottom side West Brom on Sunday ensured they cannot catch their rivals City at the summit even though there are five games remaining.

Although Guardiola's men exited the Champions League at the quarter-final stage, the Catalan will end the season with two trophies after February's EFL Cup triumph against Arsenal.

And Gundogan has predicted further honours will be on the cards for City in the coming years if they can continue to deliver their devastating attacking football.

Guardiola frustrated by City's defensive struggles after Manchester derby defeat

  Guardiola frustrated by City's defensive struggles after Manchester derby defeat An unmarked Chris Smalling scored Manchester United's winner in a dramatic 3-2 victory, much to the frustration of the rival bossManchester City manager Pep Guardiola was left to rue his side's frailty from set-pieces after Manchester United came from two goals down to snatch a dramatic 3-2 win at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday.

UEFA Champions League match Man City vs Liverpool (10 Apr 2018). Subs: Gundogan (6), Aguero (6). Man City scored with the first shot of the game versus Liverpool, with Gabriel Jesus scoring after just one minute and 56 seconds.

Ilkay Gundogan headed Manchester City into first half lead against Tottenham. Now they have all tried and now they have all failed, those other five heavyweights of the Premier League who purport to chase the title .

"Although some of our players have won it before, it's our first title as a group of players under the new manager," Gundogan told the City website.

"That step is always a difficult one but we have worked hard all season and we are delighted to achieve it. We have developed together and there is a lot of potential. What we all have to do now is to work hard and believe in our ability to keep succeeding.

"I think he [Pep] is one of the best coaches in the world and I'm really grateful to be able to work with him. But the competition in the Premier League is much harder than in Germany.

"We have five or six teams who are all able to win the league and that makes it incredibly difficult. But we are ambitious and we aim to win every game.

"If we continue with this mentality then there's no reason we can’t continue in this way. We [he and Pep] share our idea of the game."

Guardiola frustrated by City's defensive struggles after Manchester derby defeat

  Guardiola frustrated by City's defensive struggles after Manchester derby defeat An unmarked Chris Smalling scored Manchester United's winner in a dramatic 3-2 victory, much to the frustration of the rival bossManchester City manager Pep Guardiola was left to rue his side's frailty from set-pieces after Manchester United came from two goals down to snatch a dramatic 3-2 win at the Etihad Stadium on Sunday.

Ilkay Gundogan reveals why Manchester City struggled under Pep Guardiola last season and he tips rivals Manchester United to mount Premier League title challenge. The ex-Borussia Dortmund star expects Man United to mount a title challenge.

Ilkay Gundogan opened the scoring for Manchester City after heading home from a Kevin De Bruyne corner. And just moments later, Bernardo Silva volleyed home a second for Pep Guardiola ' s rampant visitors. Sergio Aguero then put the Premier League leaders three up in the 23rd minute thanks to a

Gundogan was on target in a 3-1 win at Wembley against Tottenham to put City on the brink of claiming the title but with United not expected to slump against West Brom, the Germany international went to see former club Borussia Dortmund take on Schalke in the Bundesliga's Ruhr derby.

"I didn't get to watch the United game," Gundogan added. "We'd been given a few days off by the manager and so I travelled over to Germany to watch the Schalke v Dortmund game.

"I was still in the stadium with my cousin and uncle enjoying dinner after the game when news came through. Schalke v Dortmund is obviously a pretty big deal in Germany and the most important derby in the Bundesliga so it was great to be there.

"I'd made my plans as soon as I realised that it wouldn't interfere with our own matches, but it's fair to say I didn't expect to hear the news that United had lost.

"I spent a really nice evening with my family and friends at home. It was a great moment for me - my first Premier League title. I'm obviously very happy. We have worked so hard for this and to win the title means so much to all of us having spent the season performing well.

"There were no big parties for me though. Everyone was getting in touch to congratulate each other in our team WhatsApp group. None of us really expect it to happen last night but it was great that it did and I know the whole team have been celebrating."

We didn't hand title to Manchester City - Mourinho .
Jay Rodriguez's goal secured the Premier League crown for Manchester City, but Jose Mourinho insists his side did not hand them the title.Jose Mourinho insists that Manchester City's efforts over the course of the campaign should be recognised as the reason for their Premier League title win, not Manchester United's loss to West Brom on Sunday.

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