That hope appeared to turn into genuine belief when rumors started to circulate around the stadium that Brighton had taken the lead against City.
Captain Vincent Kompany lifted the trophy in front of thousands of cheering fans at the Etihad Stadium.
But if consolation was needed, it came with his side prevailing on Sunday in one of the most intense and unforgiving title races ever seen in England, or indeed anywhere in Europe.
Robertson continued: "Man City deserve all the credit they're going to get".
Goals from Kun Aguero, Aymeric Laporte, Riyad Mahrez and Ilkay Gundogan gave Pep Guardiola's team an incredible 14th consecutive league win on an afternoon where the final destination of the title was in doubt for just under 40 minutes. They have 198 points in two years, that's special.
Long forgotten is the spell four months ago when Liverpool blew the chance to go 10 points clear of City.
"This was by far the hardest title, the most draining one".
"As long as City are around with the quality they have and the financial power and all that stuff, it's not that any other team will pass them easily". Though of course they do have a Champions League final on June 1 to play. Arsenal could still make the Champions League if it beats Chelsea in the Europa League final on May 29.
The Holy Trinity of the Premier League, FA Cup, and League Cup has never been achieved.
Liverpool beat Wolves 2-0 at Anfield at the same time, but their efforts were in vein as they finished second behind the back-to-back champions.
The 2018-19 Premier League is set to end in a dramatic fashion on match-day 38. "I have a feeling next season we will try to be where we are this year".
They also had to contend with Wolves fans singing "Raheem Sterling, he's top of the league", which was arguably worse.
"The whole year, if you play rubbish football and win something at the end of the season, that's good for the future to look back on and say you won something, but this team is outstanding".
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Still, who knows what whispers will emerge if Los Angeles strikes out in free agency and the trade market over the summer and. According to the sources, Lue's camp was seeking a five-year deal with a salary commensurate with a championship résumé.