DUBAI: A Manchester City documentary released today includes never-before-seen footage of the closing months of the record-breaking 2020-21 season which saw the club claim its fifth English Premier League title in 10 years.
“Together” will be available for football fans in the Middle East through the club’s channel, CITY+, for one week before being released globally on YouTube.
“The teamwork and togetherness shown by everyone involved at the club last season, both on and off the field, was amazing,” said Manchester City captain Fernandinho. “This film shows some of those special moments, as well as the highs and lows we experienced as players during a season like no other.”
After a season largely disrupted by the challenges of the global pandemic, and at a time when fans have physically been further away from the team than ever before, the film gives an insight into the closing games of the Premier League and domestic cup competitions, as well as the club’s first appearance in a Champions League final.
Shot by a camera crew allowed inside the player bubble and using a multi-camera set-up, the feature film includes behind-the-scenes close-ups of players and staff during some of the biggest moments of last season.
Among the scenes are Pep Guardiola’s team talks, exclusive footage of club legend Sergio Aguero’s final few weeks at the Etihad, and dressing room speeches from Fernandinho and Ilkay Gundogan.
“We wished we could have enjoyed more moments with our fans across the world last year, but I hope they enjoy watching this film and it helps to build their excitement for the new season,” Fernandinho said.
“We can’t wait to be together again.”
Gavin Johnson, media director at City Football Group, said: “We are delighted to be able to release this feature film today for fans across the globe to enjoy. Despite the challenges and restrictions we faced during the 2020-21 season, our small, embedded crew was able to capture some truly special, behind-the-scenes moments of the climax to an extraordinary campaign.”
He added: “The unique circumstances for our crew to be living and traveling alongside our players allowed them to not just observe but also be part of the team and showcase its journey for fans to enjoy.”