“It was a very good season. You cannot always win the treble, but the double is a great season,” said Barcelona defender Jordi Alba, who scored the decisive goal on Sunday seven minutes into extra time at the Vicente Calderon Stadium in Madrid.
“But we and the fans have to appreciate the titles we are winning with our level of play.”
These are the golden years for Barcelona fans as the team has won 27 titles in the last decade, and seven in the last two seasons. During this decade long dominance Barca have won at least two trophies in a season seven times.The team also went 39 games without a loss to set a Spanish record for most unbeaten games in a row.
“The team’s trajectory in recent years is magnificent,” Barcelona central defender Gerard Pique said. “We want to keep winning titles and adding to our honors.”
That the core of Barcelona’s success can be traced to its famed La Masia academy is part of the magic of their success. That prodigious talents like Lionel Messi, Pique, Andrés Iniesta, Xavi and Carles Puyol are came through the same academy at the same time is something that we will never see again.
“This team did not have to prove anything,” said Luis Enrique, who has won seven of nine titles in his first two seasons. The same amount as Pep Guardiola dis at this point in his Barca coaching career.
“They keep winning with different coaches. They have fun doing what they do. They know how to overcome adversity.”
With the best strikeforce in the world in Messi, Neymar, Luis Suarez it takes a brave man to bet against Barcelona not winning at least two more trophies next season.
Luis Enrique’s side will have a chance to add to their trophy cabinet in August when they will meet Sevilla in the European Super Cup and then again in the Spanish Super Cup.