Luis Enrique praises Barcelona's La Liga success
Barcelona, May 28 (IANS)
FC Barcelona coach Luis Enrique on Thursday said his side's La Liga success is even more impressive as it happened in spite of Real Madrid's best efforts to thwart them. Barcelona celebrated their title triumph on Saturday, ending the league season two points clear of Real despite a 2-2 draw at home against Deportivo La Coruna on the final day.
"It is the trophy that demonstrates what we have done during the whole season. One cannot win a league without being the most consistent, in our case, with great numbers and showing a great level during the whole year," Enrique was quoted.
"We have had a really good season, even better when you think that this has been the best Real Madrid of the last few years, and they have fought for the league until the penultimate week, always making things difficult for us," he said.
We will try to conquer the treble for the supporters: Enrique
Barcelona still have two matches to go to finish the season's campaign, with the Copa del Rey final against Athletic Club Bilbao on May 30 to be followed by the Champions League showdown with Juventus on June 6.
A second treble for Barcelona is on the cards, but Enrique understands the difficulty of the challenges that lie ahead.
"We are going to try to conquer two more titles for the club. Two more titles for the players and the supporters, and that's the goal.
"But we can't forget that this (the treble) is something the club has only managed once in all its history, meaning that this is a difficult task to achieve," the coach said.