Toure delighted with third title but ready to leave Manchester City

  • Toure delighted with third title but ready to leave Manchester City

Toure delighted with third title but ready to leave Manchester City

Merson with another bad shout?

"We had many players who were on and off and it's nearly like it's had no impact on the season whatsoever, which is a credit to the coaching staff".

"I feel good, even having to travel to Spain and back to England [to check progress], but we got it, we are the champions".

Premier League champions Manchester City were held to a 0-0 draw on Sunday by Huddersfield Tow, who took a further step toward top-flight safety with a point at the Etihad Stadium.

A strong showing from the struggling visitors earned a valuable point, which may be enough to keep them in the league next season.

He will surely go down as one of the Premier League's greatest midfielders. I think all of us won't need to see the medal to see what we've done.

On a day when fans partied inside and outside the stadium and the side entered to a guard of honor made up of the Huddersfield team as well as players from City's title-winning team from 1968, City produced one of its sloppiest displays of the season. An absolutely pivotal figure during their recent successful period, the Ivorian has cemented himself as a City legend, for his incredible goal scoring record from midfield, leadership and ability to dominate matches with apparently minimal effort.

City had already been confirmed as the division's winners last month and yesterday was supposed to be the day they added exclamation marks, with three Premier League records in their sights.

A vital point edges the Terriers three points clear of the relegation zone, although their remaining two matches are against top-six opposition in the form of Chelsea and Arsenal.

Having won the league three weeks earlier, when closest rivals Manchester United surprisingly lost at home to West Brom, these title celebrations have been curiously drawn out.There had been none of the edge-of-the-seat drama that so famously brought City their first Premier League title, when Sergio Aguero scored with virtually the last kick of the season against QPR in 2012.

Pep Guardiola too had some kind words to say about the midfielder, whom he has coached at two different clubs now, after he first managed him at Barcelona in 2008/09.

"I would like to thank everyone at the club, who makes it so special".

"That means this is more than just watching football, it is a way of life, it is about caring the handsome game, the values we cherish and something that goes through all of our bodies, through every cell of our body". "This team deserves it more than ever".