on the result...
"It was not easy to win here. It is always difficult to play at your best when you don't go for something concrete. It is another victory away from home. This one give us 83 points and I think that is respectable."

on getting that many points...
"I have won titles with less but it highlights the amount of points requested this year. There was very little difference between the three teams who fought for the title. Man United finish with 87, Chelsea 85 and we finished with 83."

on playing out the end of the season ..
"It was an anticlimax. But part of our role is to do the job when it is less presitious and glamorous. We did that well. We scored and we should have scored more. We had a very young side out. The average age was 22.3 without the bench. With the bench that would have gone done to 20."

on seeing another team win the title..
"There is disappointment. We don't fight and work as hard as we did all season to finish third. But there is hope for the future if you can make 83 points with such a young side."

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11 May 2008