Manchester City ‘s title-winning hero Ilkay Gundogan led the celebrations on an open-top bus parade and pledged his future to the club.
Thousands of City fans lined the streets of Manchester on Monday night as Pep Guardiola and his players paraded the Premier League trophy through the city. Gundogan, who came off the bench to score twice as City came from 2-0 down to beat Aston Villa 3-2 and clinch the title, has one year left on his current contract.
That led to suggestions the midfielder could leave City this summer, but the Germany international said he is looking forward to next season and targeting more glory. “I’m very settled,” said Gundogan. “I’ve been here now six years and obviously I’m very grateful to play in such a great team.
“I have one more year, I’m looking forward to that year, I feel like there’s a lot to achieve again next year [missed a bit here about Champions League as the stream went].”
City boss Guardiola showed off his dance moves in front of the fans and paid tribute to them and his players for turning out to salute their team. “Everybody knows it was an incredible achievement,” said Guardiola.
“This is the toughest league and we have won four since we have been here. I can see the happiness on the people’s faces.
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On his dance moves, Guardiola joked: “I am the best dancer of my staff! We will do it tonight. We saw the reaction when Ilkay scored the winning goal.”
City playmaker Kevin De Bruyne, who set up Gundogan’s title-winning goal, said: “I’m a little bit drunk! It’s amazing to do this for the fourth time.
“We couldn’t really do it last year because of Covid, but it’s amazing to see so many people here to celebrate with us. Thank you to the fans, the last game and atmosphere was amazing. Enjoy the summer and let’s go again.”