“I’m still in a bit of shock, we all are,” said James Milner
Ecstatic Manchester City players hailed their fans yesterday for turning out to celebrate – and for their backing throughout the season.
Around 100,000 lined the streets for the champions’ victory parade and City keeper Joe Hart said: “Sunday was an incredible day but the support we’ve seen here on the streets almost matches it. The fans are brilliant.
“I’m just going to enjoy today as much as I can and then we’ll begin again next season.
Gareth Barry added: “Days like these are why we came to City and it’s just fantastic. Our fans have always been amazing and they’re showing it here today. I’ve memories I’ll treasure for the rest of my career.”
James Milner was also overwhelmed – and yet to come to terms with being a title-winner.
“I’m still in a bit of shock, we all are,” he said.
“It’s still hard to believe we were 2-1 down going into injury time so it’s going to take a while to sink in.”
Boss Roberto Mancini had the final word: “I love our supporters – they’re incredible and that’s who we won it for.”