Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has stated that it will be difficult to break his side’s 100 points achievement.
City became the first English Premier League side to reach 100 points in one season following their late 1-0 win against Southampton at St. Mary’s on the final day of the 2017/2018 season.
Gabriel Jesus netted in the 90th minute to secure the important win for the league champions.
“What can I say, 100 points! We won 50 points at home and 50 away. It’s massive. One hundred points is magnificent,” an elated Guardiola said in his post-match comments.
“Today was such a complicated game. It was so hard. The players suffered. Southampton are a physical team, so many people defending deep.”
Guardiola went on to praise City’s youngsters Phil Foden and Brahim Diaz who got Premier League winners medals for their contribution this season.
“Now they (Foden, Diaz) are champions. That is a rule of the English federation that you are not champions unless you have played five games.
“They have been with us all season. We want to create a group. They deserve to be champions. Maybe they will now receive the medal of champions.”