Following FC Barcelona’s 3-0 win at Granada which sealed the club’s sixth league title in eight seasons, Luis Enrique and a number of the first team squad gave their thoughts on the team’s success.
“It was a deserved title which shows that the team knows how to bounce back from a bad spell,” Luis Enrique said, referring to a blip which saw his side fall to three defeats in April.
Despite the wealth of talent that the squad possesses, Luis Enrique was keen to praise the team’s grit over the course of the campaign: “The hard work of the team throughout the season must be praised”.
Difficulty of La Liga
Speaking of the difficulty of La Liga, the boss said “it is the competition which shows the real state of a team” and that “the title is very hard to win”.
“I’d like to thank our fans for the fact that the average attendance at Camp Nou has increased which has helped us to become champions”.
After the manager’s words, a number of the first team players spoke to the press after the win. Here is a selection of what some of them had to say.
“La Liga is glorious. It is the competition of stability, the one we are able to win year after year. It is a title which the most consistent team wins, and this year it was us.”
Winning six leagues out of eight says a lot about the team’s current cycle
“Whenever you win the league, it is a great season. Then you have other prizes, like the cup and the Champions League, and now we will fight to win the second title next week.”
“I score goals thank to hard work and the help of my teammates; they give me the chances and I just put them away.”
“(The Pichichi) would not have meant anything if we had not won the league. We must celebrate it and then turn our attention back to the cup.”
Luis Suárez fired Barça to the title with a hat-trick / MIGUEL RUIZ – PACO LARGO / FCB
“We are very pleased to have continued the winning streak. This is a historic time for the club”.
“This is a unique generation of footballers with loads of talent and who are achieving things that have never been done before”.
“We had a negative run that meant we had to fight right to the last, but we got our prize in the end”.
“I have always been convinced by this team. We have to carry on with so much faith in ourselves so that we can bring the fans even more joy”.
“This is a moment to enjoy. We won the league in the end. And that’s what we wanted”.
“We have another final a week from now and we hope we can win the cup to complete the double”.
“I felt more of the team this year. It’s been very special for me and I am really happy”.
Marc-André Ter Stegen
“We work hard every day for games like this and the one next week. I hope we win that one too, things are looking very good at the moment”.
“We want to win the cup final against Sevilla too. It’s a very interesting trophy for all of us”.
It is the result of hard work and the whole team deserves it
“We are calm, as you could see today. We have performed incredibly well in this league”.
“The Champions League has left a bit of a sour taste, but this is another title that we wanted to win”.
“From the very first game I knew I had to generate stability and be there for when the team needs me. But it’s the work we do as a group that’s undoubtedly what matters most”.
Source: FC Barcelona