Lionel Messi has confessed that Barcelona ‘regret’ not being able to mark Andres Iniesta’s final season at the club with a treble.
“We have to appreciate it, enjoy it and celebrate it with all our fans. They deserve it,” the No 10 nonetheless said after Barca secured a domestic double, courtesy of a 4-2 victory over Deportivo La Coruna in La Liga on Sunday.
“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.
“The truth is that we deserve a lot of credit. Doing what we’ve done is very difficult. Iniesta? It’s a shame about Andres.
“Masche[rano] left, Xavi left, both of whom were symbolic for the club, and this year it’s his turn.
“It’s a shame for us too, but he deserves to bow out like this. We have regrets about the Champions League and him not leaving with a treble, but I still think he’s leaving in an impressive manner.
“He more than deserves this double for what he is and everything he’s given to the club. We wish him all the best.”