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Luis Enrique speaks to the Camp Nou crowd after the game. / VÍCTOR SALGADO - FCB

Luis Enrique's post-game press conference after the celebration of the league title and the tribute to Xavi Hernández was more extensive than usual. The coach said "There will never be another player like him."

He reminded everyone of the value of "this title, which is based on what is done throughout the season. We have been very good all year, though obviously we had better moments than others." Luis Enrique is convinced that this title has even more value "because we have been fighting until the second to last match day against the best Real Madrid in recent years."

Regarding the draw against Deportivo the coach made clear that Barça "tried to win until the end." He said Deportivo's defensive strength kept his squad from winning.

Thomas Vermaelen, injured all year, finally made his debut. Luis Enrique said he was "very happy for [Vermaelen] and Douglas, both are very good." Regarding Vermaelen, the coach said, "he is an experienced player who is great with his feet and is aggressive. It is a great signing for next season."

Optimism towards the treble

Regarding the two remaining games, the finals of the Spanish Cup and the UEFA Champions League, Luis Enrique says he is "optimistic because of how we got here," but knows that it will not be easy against two great teams.

The coach said that Luis Suárez, who is still not 100%, will probably play in both finals.


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