“Iniesta deserves to leave like this. He goes with a double that is more than merited, even though we would have liked him to depart with the treble. We wish him all the best.”

Words from Leo Messi, the best player in the world, following his hat trick in Riazor in which he dedicated Barça’s 25th league title, seventh in the last 10 seasons, to his team mate Andrés Iniesta.

“His departure is a pity. Previously, other top players had left like Xavi and Mascherano and this season it is his turn. It’s a shame for us and the Club.” 

“I am really happy to have won this league title" he continued. "We know how difficult it is to win it and we have to appreciate it and celebrate it,” he added.

The striker attached special importance to having gone 34 games unbeaten so far in the league. “I think we have been much better than the rest of our rivals. We have not lost many games in all competitions,” he explained before referring to the ‘unexpected’ defeat against Roma in the Champions League.

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