Vincent Kompany barely let Manchester City's Premier League title celebrations begin before setting his side the challenge of making it two in a row next season. "The first time you win it, you think you're going to win all of them, the first time you lose you think you're never going to win it again so we want to hold on to this feeling".
Word quickly got around through social media and City fans queued outside a venue still advertising United's televised clash with the Baggies in a bid to join fellow supporters inside, where the players were seen belting out Oasis' Wonderwall and being serenaded by supporters expressing their delight and gratitude. I've been lucky to win three but so many I've missed as well.
"Today was a day for the Blues - there have been many days for the Reds before, and ultimately it's banter".
"It's incredible. The first time you win it, you think you'll win all of them". The first one was special but this one is perhaps the one I'm most proud of.
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City have won the league twice before in the Premier League era but failed on each occasion to retain the trophy, something captain Kompany hopes this squad can put right next year.
'I suppose my teammates will roll their eyes, but i want to see their reaction.
'We all believed in it, otherwise it wouldn't happen, ' Kompany said.
The former Barcelona and Bayern Munich boss had already led City to League Cup final victory over Arsenal this term.
"We responded well - it looked like it could be a similar kind of story when we conceded a goal on the one chance they had and then we were solid, and I'm really happy with that". We are all delighted but there is a lot more to do to unlock our full potential.
"At my age I can still learn and I enjoy every minute of it, but I think we share one thing of having the hunger and desire to never be satisfied". I think there was a period of adaptation that was needed, for him and us.