"They are delighted with his impact, but winning the title was just one part of the mission. they want to be champions again and again, establishing them as the dominant force in the Premier League".
MANCHESTER, England (AP) - Once the celebrations die down, Manchester City might be struck with a slight sense of foreboding as the club assesses the most convincing of its three Premier League title victories.
However, the Gunners now risk the ignominy of finishing the season seventh behind Burnley after a fifth consecutive away league defeat as they lost 2-1 at Newcastle on Sunday.
"I'm so happy with our season and we need to realise that we need to keep pushing and to keep working because to play at this level is about being consistent and showing better quality", he said.
The 3-0 loss at Anfield was Manchester City's most damaging defeat of the season.
With football being football, Jose Mourinho's men instead lost to bottom of the table West Brom at Old Trafford to lose the one-sided league race, to a team who were without a win since January. "Our City. Premier League Champions 17/18".
Even selecting just one of Sir Alex Ferguson's vintages to compare this City with is a fiendishly tough task in itself.
There's still plenty for City to play for during that time, too: three more wins would match Chelsea's 95-point record; five wins would see City become the first club to reach the 100-point tally; 11 more goals would see the team break the 103-goal league record. Now, driven on by stars Kevin De Bruyne, Raheem Sterling and David Silva, Guardiola's men can focus on establishing themselves among the Premier League's all-time great teams. City are now on 87 points from 33 games. "But we are nothing without the team".
Can anyone stop City next season?
It went some way to atoning for a disappointing 10 days and they passed a tough test at Wembley after a horror week which saw them lose to United and crash out of the Champions League to Liverpool.
Few - including Guardiola - expected it to happen on Sunday. But expect one thing: statistics like scoring almost three goals per game, having almost 90 percent passing accuracy and averaging 72.7 percent possession are likely to continue.
Kompany has already called on City to "unlock their full potential" and be successful for years to come following confirmation of their title.
City fans will hope Guardiola is the coach that does so.