Josep Bartomeu hails Luis Enrique after Barcelona's 'incredible' season

Barcelona's coach Luis Enrique (L) celebrates at the end of the UEFA Champions League Final football match between Juventus and FC Barcelona
Image: Barcelona's coach Luis Enrique (L) celebrates the Champions League win.

Barcelona president Josep Bartomeu hailed Luis Enrique as "one of the best coaches in the world" after completing the treble in Berlin.

The 45-year-old enjoyed an amazing debut season in charge of Barca, winning La Liga, the Copa del Rey and the Champions League.

The success is even more impressive considering there was talk of a crisis at the club in January and reports Enrique and Lionel Messi had fallen out.

However, the pair were celebrating together in Berlin on Saturday evening as Barcelona beat Juventus 3-1 to win the Champions League for the fifth time in the club's history.

“Luis Enrique has had an incredible season,” Bartomeu told Sky Sports Spanish football expert Guillem Balague. 

“Today he has shown that all the confidence we gave to him last summer was correct, today he graduated as one of the biggest coaches in the world.

“He fits perfectly and we are very happy for him. I am happy for him and the coaches working with him.”

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Barcelona's players celebrate following the full time whistle in the Champions League Final.

Former player and B team boss Enrique took over as head coach last summer after the departure of Gerardo Martino.

While he refused to be drawn on his future after the win over Juventus, Bartomeu said he was delighted with the way the season panned out.

“It has been a tough season with ups and downs,” he added. “We took a lot of decisions and I am happy because they were the correct decisions.

"When they are correct at the end of the season it ends with La Liga, the Copa del Rey and the Champions League.

“I’m very happy for everybody and for all the people that have been supporting us."

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