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Vincent Kompany delivers epic victory speech to Manchester City fans and players

16 April 2018, 05:41 | Joan Schultz

SKY SPORTSVincent Kompany hailed Pep Guardiola as Manchester City were crowned Premier League champions

Vincent Kompany

Guardiola was playing golf with Tommy Fleetwood, the world No12, and his son Marius at Sandiway in Cheshire when news filtered through that Manchester United had slumped to a miserable 1-0 defeat to bottom club West Bromwich Albion at Old Trafford to guarantee their rivals the title.

As it happened, Jay Rodriguez scored in the 73rd minute with the only goal of the game, securing a rare win for the Baggies, handing the title to Man City in the process. "The previous ones we almost threw it away, I've seen many teams win it as champions for the whole season but in our case it's the first time".

"I was talking before the game and the first time you win it you think you're going to win all of them, and when you lose it you don't think you'll win it again". The first one was special but this one is perhaps the one I'm most proud of.

"[This season] differs in the fact that we were consistent", the Belgian explained.

That is just one of a welter of statistical feats that have led some to rank City among the Premier League┬┤s greatest ever teams.

"We were able to play at the level that we are expected to perform at, and i think the previous times when we won it a lot of times you can say we almost threw it away".

Kompany also praised the impact of Guardiola after the Spaniard claimed his first league title in England after winning three in Spain with Barcelona and three in Germany with Bayern Munich.

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Kompany made a speech to mark the moment, as he and and his team-mates posed for photos as they left the venue at 10.30pm, leaving to a chorus of "campiones, ole, ole, ole".

"One thing he [Guardiola] has been able to transfer is that hunger and desire to never be satisfied", said Kompany.

"Any player who has played under him has had success because of him and because of the way he has improved them as individuals and enabled them to unlock their full potential".

"The conditions were different to what he had at other clubs, but his methods were right and were what we believed in".

"I had a feeling when I woke up this morning", he said.

'It shows how football is in Manchester.

'Especially if you've been a Blue for more than forty years. "[Carla's dad] is a better loser than victor!"

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