Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola celebrated the retention of La Liga title, but still felt obliged to apologise to the club’s fans.
Barca held off the challenge of Real Madrid to retain their crown with a crushing 4-0 home victory over relegated Valladolid.
It was the Catalan club’s fourth title in six seasons and was secured with a record total of 99 points, four more than their arch-rivals.
Guardiola still regrets Barca’s failure to reach Champions League final at Madrid’s Bernabeu stadium.
“I want to say thank you to the fans,” he said.
“You have been great and we owe you one – we should be in Madrid next weekend and we owe you one for that.”
Guardiola also took time to praise his players and outgoing club president Joan Laporta.
“These players are unrepeatable,” he said. “And I want to thank the president for these seven years.”
Laporta, meanwhile, said he will leave the club with their best ever side.
“Barca is in the best moment ever,” he said. “The club is a model of reference – the effort, the hard work, the players, the coaches and the employees have done a magnificent job.”
The departing president believes success can continue in the future.
“Of course it can be repeated – this is the greatest Barca in history,” he said.
For captain Carles Puyol, the title was justified after another record breaking season.
“We were the best,” he said.
“Real (Madrid) had a great season and made life tough for us but we fought hard to win this title with a huge points tally.
“It is really nice to celebrate this title in front of our fans. We have had some difficult moments and they really helped us get through them.”