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Man City midfielder Grealish: I didn't think we could win

Manchester City midfielder Jack Grealish admits he thought they'd blown the title against Aston Villa.

Grealish joined City for a British record £100m in August from Aston Villa and he said he was "nearly crying" when he finally got his hands on the Premier League trophy.

It was the first time in 17 years that City had come from 2-0 down in a league game to win.

"I've had a few moments in my life and in football but this is certainly right up there. I've come here to win trophies and to do it is unbelievable," Grealish told BBC Radio 5 Live.

"Truthfully I didn't think we were going to win, I just didn't. Sometimes you have those bad feelings in your head and I just didn't think we were going to do it."

Forward Raheem Sterling, who spent three years at Liverpool, said Jurgen Klopp's team had "pushed" City to achieve more success.

"Each year we come in and we know how difficult it will be with the teams we have," he said.

"Liverpool are a great opponent and every year they push us to the wire and this is why we achieve stuff like this."

Belgian midfielder Kevin de Bruyne, who was named Premier League player of the year earlier this week, said his side fought until the end because they had nothing to lose.

"You just go for it - you're losing anyway. You want to change the situation and that's what we did," he added.


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