Manchester City will not be a one season wonder as they have the capability of following up their Sunday’s first Premier title win with many more under Pep Guardiola, Ilkay Gundogan has predicted.
Manchester United's surprise home loss to bottom side West Brom on Sunday ensured they cannot catch their rivals City at the summit even though there are five games remaining.
Although Guardiola's men exited the Champions League at the quarter-final stage, the Catalan will end the season with two trophies after February's EFL Cup triumph against Arsenal.
And Gundogan has predicted further honours
will be on the cards for City in the coming years if they can continue to deliver their devastating attacking football.
"Although some of our players have won it before, it's our first title as a group of players under the new manager," Gundogan told the City website.
"That step is always a difficult one but we have worked hard all season and we are delighted to achieve it. We have developed together and there is a lot of potential
. What we all have to do now is to work hard and believe in our ability to keep succeeding.
"I think he [Pep] is one of the best coaches in the world and I'm really grateful to be able to work with him. But the competition in the Premier League is much harder than in Germany.
"We have five or six teams who are all able to win the league and that makes it incredibly difficult. But we are ambitious and we aim to win every game.
"If we continue with this mentality then there's no reason we can’t continue in this way. We [he and Pep] share our idea of the game."
Gundogan was on target in a 3-1 win at Wembley against Tottenham to put City on the brink of claiming the title but with United not expected to slump against West Brom, the Germany international went to see former club Borussia Dortmund take on Schalke in the Bundesliga's Ruhr derby.