Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu responded to all those that have undervalued the club's success this season. Bartomeu defended the double (La Liga and Copa del Rey) in comments which were presumably aimed at the Madrid media cavern.
“We know that some people from outside the club always try to discredit us and take importance away from what the team does,” Bartomeu said on Wednesday at the club's Senate. “Sometimes they speak about referees, guards of honour, they exaggerate controversies. But I assure you that the football world really values what we have done this season.”
Bartomeu added: "I want to highlight the value and important of this double, the eighth in the club’s history. And we’ve won the best league in the world by a big difference -- our seventh [league] title in the last 10 years. So, it’s been an excellent campaign.
"When we win, people try to discredit us. But we have tried to keep away from all that [noise] and do our jobs. Barca win leagues, we win doubles."