Didier Bedini for Outside90:
Barcelona became the first club in history to win the treble including a Champions League twice. From the near mutiny at the club over the December-January period, the astonishing achievement is pure vindication for Luis Enrique, his methods and his tactics.
At the turn of the new year, Barca was well behind Real Madrid in La Liga, Luis Enrique and Messi had showdown talks and the rumour mill went into overdrive with whispers of the Argentine demanding a move if Enrique was not moved on. Just five months later, the two shared a symbolic embrace and they frolicked with their third major trophy in less than a month.
What a turnaround from Luis Enrique and what a first season to have. In some ways it must be strange; it’s unlikely he will ever reach these heights again.