Graeme Souness says Manchester City's players will feel they can "achieve anything" after their dramatic Premier League title win.
A rollercoaster final day summed up a thrilling title race, as the pendulum swung back and forth between the two Manchester clubs before Sergio Aguero's winner against QPR in the dying moments of the season saw them clinch their first championship in 44 years.
That goal saw Roberto Mancini's side take the trophy on goal difference and Sky Sports expert Souness believes the manner of the victory will give the City players the belief to go on and win many more trophies.
"They've put themselves in a very healthy situation," he said.
"They've won the title after dominating. They could have felt sorry for themselves after they lost the lead, but they have come back from losing that position.
"The manner in which they've won it today will give this group of players so much belief that they can take anyone on and keep going until the very last minute because they're capable of winning games in the very last minute.
"They've done it today and that will stand them in very good stead from here on in. This is a group of players that now believe they can achieve anything."
Souness won three European Cups with Liverpool and has won league titles across Europe as both a player and a manager.
And he says City's players can rightly describe themselves as "the best" after finishing top of the pile at the end of a dramatic season.
He said: "Winning a European Cup is a very special night, it's such a special feeling you can't describe it.
"But for a player, winning your league is the acid test. This is when you can stand in front of the mirror and say: 'We were the best this year.'
"There's no luck involved in winning a Premier League or whatever division you're playing in. Every team goes through a period where they're not doing well and not picking points up.
"You don't win a league by being lucky. You win a league by being the best over the nine months.
"This group of players can look at themselves and say that."
Souness also paid tribute to City manager Roberto Mancini, whom he played alongside at Sampdoria between 1984 and 1986.
He said the Italian was a difficult player to work alongside and he was surprised to see him make such a successful transition into management.
And he praised him for handling a dressing room full of high-earning players and notoriously difficult characters such as Carlos Tevez and Mario Balotelli.
"I've coached abroad and it is difficult," Souness added.
"There's no doubt about it, he did inherit a very healthy situation here at City but he's had to manage a very difficult situation as well when you factor in the players he's had to manage, the problems with some of these players and the expectation level that's out there at this time.
"I knew him when he was19 years old and like all 19 year olds he wasn't the easiest boy in the world, he couldn't be told anything. He frustrated me because we were players together and he didn't want to take any information on board.
"I have to say I'm surprised how he's turned out. He's a mature, very astute football person now and I think for the way in which he's managed the football club in the last 12 months to get them to here with everything else that's going on - it could have blown up in their faces at any time - he deserves a great deal of credit."
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