Pep Guardiola believes Manchester City are capable of even better next season and pointed to their inability to break down Huddersfield as evidence.
The city was held to a frustrating 0-0 draw by the relegation-fighting Terriers prior to Sunday’s celebrations with the Premier League trophy.
Despite the poor result, City needs just one more win to set a new Premier League points record. They are also a single strike shy of breaking the competition’s all-time record for goals in a season.
Guardiola reckons his side can raise their level further next though.
He told Sky Sports: ‘Today was the proof we can do better. Today it was warm, it was so tough, the 11 Huddersfield players were playing to stay in the Premier League. We lost a bit of focus but it’s normal.
‘We saw what happened in the last period: the team who won the league last season (might not) qualify for the Champions League, for example.
‘You never know you’re going to win, nobody knows. You win, you lose but always you have to try to do what you believe. When we started the season we believe okay and we wanted to try but I didn’t know whether we would be able to win.’