Vincent Kompany gave a rousing speech in a pub full of Manchester City fans after the Blues were confirmed as Premier League champions.
City have won the title for the third time after West Brom’s shock win at Old Trafford on Sunday gave Pep Guardiola’s side an unassailable lead at the top of the table.
Kompany watched the game with his wife’s family, some of whom are Manchester United fans, and used Periscope on the club’s Twitter account from the celebrations after the game.
He then spoke to Sky Sports before heading to a pub with Kyle Walker and Fabian Delph, packed full of City fans.
And he gave a rousing speech, turning the air blue as he celebrated City’s first title triumph since 2014.
He said: “If there are kids in the room, cover their ears or send them out!
“It’s been a f***ing long journey. Especially if you have been a Blue for more than 40 years in your heart.
“But tonight – we win it again! So let’s celebrate together. Come on!”
As Kompany celebrated after the game, he hugged a member of wife Carla’s family in a United shirt.
After it all calmed down, the City captain said: “It just shows how football is lived in Manchester – we’ve got reds in the family and blues in the family so it was a good day for the blues, there’s been many days for the red half.
“He is a better winner than a loser to be honest but it’s all banter and he was gracious about it and he was happy for the family it was a great day.”
As the video straight after the match shows, Kompany didn’t really think they would win it so early.
The defender leans forward as the full-time whistle nears, and then leaps up in celebration and hugs Carla as well as members of her family.
Kompany is then seen exchanging pleasantries with a member Carla’s family who is proudly wearing his United shirt.
The defender then Facetimes his teammates Kevin De Bruyne and Kyle Walker to celebrate the success, with Carla’s grandmother heard asking him “Do they want to come round?”
A male voice can also be heard in the video asking “are they coming round for a Vardy moment?”
Leicester forward Jamie Vardy infamously threw a party when the Foxes surprisingly won the title in 2016, which featured his skipper Wes Morgan sliding across the kitchen floor.
That may be hard to replicate with a lot of Manchester City players abroad – and boss Pep Guardiola playing gold with Tommy Fleetwood as West Brom triumphed.
Reflecting on the title win, Kompany said: “It’s the same feeling as the first time.
“You can’t describe it, I was talking before the game about the first time you win it, think you’re going to win all of them but when you lose them you think you’ll never win it again.”
Although he didn’t admit to being superstitious, Kompany claimed he had a inkling United would slip up today.
“I had that feeling when I woke up this morning but I don’t like to wait and see a team lose so it was a different kind of experience today.
“But you go into to game, West Brom are a good team who don’t deserve to be that low in the league – they changed the manager and there are so many things in football you recognise as a danger.
“As they stuck in to the game, you realised something could happen and a set piece and a wonderful goal from Rodriguez,” before adding a ‘thank you’ to the Baggies forward.
Kompany married Mancunian Carla, a lifelong Manchester City supporter, on 11 June 2011, and together they have a daughter, Sienna, who was born on 10 June 2010, and a son Kai, who was born in October 2013.
Kompany later tweeted: “Champions!!!!!! What a great feeling!! So happy to be able to share another trophy with our amazing fans!”
City’s title success comes after a stellar season in which they won 28 of their 33 Premier League matches, losing just two.