Pep Guardiola feels Manchester City aren’t getting the respect they deserve for retaining the Premier League title – and had that been won by Liverpool would have been seen as “incredible”.
Liverpool finished just a point behind City in the table despite gaining a club-record 97 points which was their highest in the clubs history.
However, City’s title win has been somehow shadowed by some of their players being filmed singing unseemly chants referencing Liverpool.
And Guardiola said: “People don’t like winners. Here, in Spain, in Italy, everywhere. We feel our people are happy with what we have done.
“Liverpool have gone 29 years without winning the Premier League – it’s normal people are waiting for them finally to win.
“If Liverpool had won the Premier League it would have been an ‘incredible’ achievement. When City win, it is, ‘oh, it’s okay. It’s an achievement’.
Guardiola had an incredible season with Manchester City by retaining the Premier League title this season in a close battle with Liverpool.
The 48-year-old Spanish coach had a memorable season to remember as he guided the Etihad club to the Champions League quarterfinals but lost in the last moments against Tottenham with Sturridge’s goal denied as an offside.
He has taken his side to new heights of success in recent years during his stint at the club.
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