But maybe it will be a lesson for the future for them and next season.' Leroy Sane, 22, and Gabriel Jesus, 21, were two of City's standout players this season and Guardiola pointed to the squad's youth as a massive factor for next season.
"I had that feeling when I woke up this morning, you know", he added.
Had they won it last week against United, that would have defined Guardiola's first title, but City have been so much more than that this season, which is why the long-term uplift of sealing it as they have will do them no harm.
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.
Kompany, like most others, was caught on the hop by West Bromwich Albion's shock victory at Manchester United, a result that meant City were confirmed as champions with a record-equalling five games remaining.
But City, who will stage a title party when they host Swansea on Sunday, have a chance to underline their credentials over their last five matches. If you read what the people say this week we have to improve.
No side has ever been crowned champions with more games to spare in England and they could add more records before the season is out, alongside their league-best winning run of 18 matches that spanned August to December a year ago.
Mourinho was hardly effusive in his praise when asked about City's success, but did concede they deserved to be champions.
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Bayern Munich's failure to progress beyond three consecutive Champions League semi-finals under Guardiola placed an undeniable asterisk alongside his tenure at the Allianz Arena, despite it featuring a trio of Bundesliga processions and a pair of DFB-Pokals.
It was a tribute to Ferguson's team-building genius that, just two seasons after the departure of the talismanic Eric Cantona, United were once again at the summit - this time thanks to legendary "Class of '92" graduates Giggs, David Beckham, Paul Scholes and the Neville brothers. The England worldwide has provided six Premier League assists, compared to two from Kolarov, Clichy and Zabaleta combined last campaign. Promotion was secured from the League Championship after Fulham drew with Brentford.
City's fans must have been left with soaring hearts on hearing how the Spaniard, in the second of a three-year deal, had talked of his long-term ambitions to make City's name resonate more in global terms.
While it was a clear foul, the contact appeared to be made just outside the area, yet, to Tottenham's fury, Jonathan Moss awarded a penalty that Gundogan slotted home easily. They had scored 16 goals in their previous three league games but needed only one to move to the top of the table at Stamford Bridge.
It ended a 14-game unbeaten run in the league for Tottenham that began after losing at City in December.
Right-back Kyle Walker, who joined Man City last summer, said: "We did it!"
"Now we have to try [to get better]. It might be next season or the season after that but it will happen, soon it will happen". "I have three days off and tomorrow I have golf".
Liverpool has 121 goals in all competitions. We have handled the pressure - good and bad situations - all season.
Chelsea is still in with a slim chance of making one of the four Champions League places.
"The first one was special but this one is perhaps the one I'm most proud of".
That winning run started with Raheem Sterling's goal in the seventh minute of injury time in a 2-1 victory at Bournemouth on August 26.