Wednesday, May 14, 2014

The Premier League champions

I was in Sierra Leone when Manchester City took the 2014 Premier League title. I must admit that I have had a soft spot for Manchester City since their heart attack victory of the 2012 Premier League. At the same time I think Manuel Pellegrini is a coach who has finally deserved a title; he was running the risk of becoming the most successful coach in Europe without a title! But his cool and commitment to attacking football are praiseworthy and probably hugely important in guiding the team at the end of the season.
Despite Liverpool also deserving the title, Manchester City proved to be the most stable side, in particular at the end. When stability and consistence counted, it seemed that neither Liverpool or Chelsea  could stand the pressure.
This was an incredible Premier League season. Not only the dramatic end with the top-3, but also so many great games and great sides that have surprised positively, like Southampton and Arsenal (despite them being disappointed for not getting more. It is ironic, because at the start of the season I think they would have been content with what they got). Manchester United and Tottenham have been disappointing, of course, and it will be interesting to see how they build up for next season.
There is a World Cup in the way, but surely every fan will be waiting eagerly for next Premier League season to begin.

1 comment:

El Erik said...