Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has said that Manchester City deserved to win the Premier League this season.
Manuel Pellegrini’s side wrapped up their second title in three years on Sunday with a 2-0 victory over West Ham United at the Etihad Stadium.
The win saw the Citizens finish the campaign two points clear of Liverpool, while Chelsea ended up in third place, four points behind the champions.
The Blues defeated City both home and away in the league, but failure to beat the likes of Sunderland, Crystal Palace and Aston Villa saw them bow out of the title race before the final day of the season.
Mourinho has now admitted that City are the worthy winners of the championship.
‘I believe so’, the Portuguese told reporters when asked if City are the deserved winners of the title. ‘They are champions. They have four more points than Chelsea, two more points than Liverpool. They are not guilty of Aston Villa-Chelsea and Chelsea-Sunderland, it's nothing to do with them. They deserve (it)’.
Indeed, City deserve to be the champions. After all, they have the most number of points after 38 rounds of matches. They did have the strongest squad, but credit to manager Manuel Pellegrini for making them play the way they did.
City were the best team to watch in the Premier League in 2013-14 and scored 102 goals. Midfielder Yaya Toure took his game to a whole new level, while Edin Dzeko looked sharper, fresher and more enthusiastic than last season.
Liverpool did run City close, but in the end they failed to topple them off the top spot.