Barça boss Ernesto Valverde could only be happy after his side secured a league and cup double in his first season in charge, and that joy was reflected in his post-match comments to the press. Here are some of the highlights:

“I’m delighted because this has been a very long competition that we have been chasing since the moment we went to the top of the table. At last we’ve taken that final step towards becoming champions.”

“We have been the best team. The way we have played has been extraordinary.”

“We are so pleased to have had such a good season. This was no one-day job. It’s taken lots of days and lots of matches. What we have to do now is celebrate it with our people.”

“But things don’t end here. We would love to complete an unbeaten season and set a new record.”

“I have tried to make sure that the team sticks together, especially through the more difficult times. They have been strong and they have been brilliant.”

“The hard thing isn’t winning the league – it’s winning the league again.”

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