Pep Guardiola praised the resilience of his Manchester City players after they secured a third Premier League title in four seasons.
Manchester United's 2-1 defeat at home to Leicester City meant that Guardiola's charges were crowned champions with three games to spare.
The City boss told the club's TV channel this title was hard earned.
Club captain Fernandinho will lift the trophy in front on 10-thousand supporters next weekend.
He also told City TV he can't wait.
Elsewhere last night, Danny Ings brought his goal tally for the season to twelve.
He netted twice in a 3-1 win for Southampton at home to Crystal Palace.
Ahead of Saturday's FA Cup final, Chelsea can take another step towards securing Champions League football tonight.
Thomas Tuchel's side welcome London rivals Arsenal to Stamford Bridge, where kick-off is at 8.15.
Here at home, Waterford's difficult season continued last night without a ball being kicked.
They've informed the FAI they will be unable to fulfil Saturday's SSE Airtricity Premier Division trip to Sligo Rovers.
A member of the first-team squad tested positive for COVID-19 last week.
Waterford were forced to field their under-19s last week against Drogheda, and were hammered 7-nil.