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Toure eyes greater success

Manchester City talisman Yaya Toure already has his sights set on winning more silverware next season.

Toure was one of the inspirations behind City's first title win in 44 years but he was off the field injured as the crown was secured in dramatic circumstances against QPR on Sunday.

Many believe City can now build on their success and go on to dominate the English game, and Toure told City TV: "We have been unbelievable. I thank all but I think next year will be more and I hope City will become a great club in the world. I will think about the new season and I hope it will be more exciting than the last one."

He added: "I think the fans may enjoy it more because now we have fantastic players, they are growing. They have fantastic talent and I think next year we will get more cups than this year."

Toure limped off just before half-time in the decisive game and could only watch as City fell 2-1 behind before coming back to win 3-2 in injury time.

The 29-year-old said: "It was unbelievable. When we had 10 minutes left I was thinking we needed a goal to try to help us.

"With all this season, always doing well, to have lost the Premier League at home - it would have been a disaster, I think I can say that. I am very happy. I think the team deserves it, the fans deserve it, the boss deserves it. I think all this club deserves it this year.

"That was the character of the team, the winning mentality. The team did fantastically well. We proved all the players on the pitch wanted to fight for this club, to win something for this club, to be part of history for this club."

Midfielder Gareth Barry admitted he could barely contain his emotion after the club's historic Barclays Premier League success.

The England international said: "You can't hold yourself back when something like this happens, especially in the way it happened. Even people who are grounded and don't normally show their emotions weren't able to hold themselves back. It is a part of history that may never be beaten, that sort of finish."

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