Milner: City won't rest on its laurels

Aug 19, 2012, 10:06 IST | PA Sport

James Milner (left) expects it to be even tougher for Manchester City to defend the Premier League title than it was for them to win it � and feels confident the team are ready to make the step up to another level this term.

After they secured their first top-flight championship for 44 years in May in the most dramatic fashion, the task of keeping hold of the trophy begins on Sunday for City when they get their 2012-13 league campaign under way by hosting newly-promoted Southampton.

James Milner

“It’s up to us to keep on improving and not rest on our laurels.

“Being champions is a great feeling but it will be twice as hard to retain.” 

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