Barca celebrated their title triumph on Saturday, ending the league season two points clear of Madrid despite a 2-2 draw at home to Deportivo La Coruna on the final day.
And since then, Luis Enrique has been a happy man. The Barca coach says Barcelona’s Liga success is even more impressive as it arrived in spite of the best Real Madrid team in recent years.
While his team may yet add the Champions League title to their collection, Luis Enrique says the domestic crown is particularly special.
“It is the trophy that demonstrates what we have done during the whole season,” he said.
“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.
“Obviously there have been good and bad moments it can’t be any other way but you can’t say it’s been a normal season when you win the league.
“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.
“And that’s maybe why we value it even more.”
Barca still have one match to go to finish the campaign for the season, with the Champions League showdown with Juventus on June 6 brewing.
A second treble at Camp Nou is on the cards, but Luis Enrique understands the difficulty of the challenges that lie ahead.
“For sure, we have the same feeling that Juventus players have,” he said.
“The reality is that it’s going to be a really difficult match in which the supporters are going to be really important.
“And we are going to try to conquer one more title for the club.
“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.”