Lionel Messi is certain that Barcelona were the deserving victors of La Liga this season after sealing the league title against Deportivo La Coruna on Sunday
The Catalan giants have now secured a domestic double for this season with a Messi hat-trick ensuring that Barcelona would seal their 25th La Liga title.
While their Champions League failure has overshadowed some of their achievements this season, Messi was adamant that Barcelona were the better side throughout the whole campaign and therefore deserved the championship.
“We have to appreciate it, enjoy it and celebrate it with all our fans. They deserve it,” said the Argentine, as quoted on Football-Espana.
“We‘ve been very superior to our rivals. We practically didn’t lose a game, one in the Copa and, unfortunately, in the Champions League, which was unexpected because of how it came about.”
Barcelona will now be aiming to go the whole season unbeaten in La Liga with the club only four more games away from accomplishing the landmark.