The Catalans were beaten 7-0 on aggregate in the semi-finals of European club football's elite competition but the Spain international is hopeful that the defeat will benefit Barca in the long term.
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"But defeats, if you use them well, are how to improve for the future. Next year we'll be back trying to win this tournament again.
"We gave our all to beat Bayern but for a number of reasons - their physical power, their positional play and other things - they deserved to beat us. In the away leg and in this match they were better than us.
"They are in form and it shows, but it stings us that we didn't compete at our normal level. You are left knocking at the door of the final and that's very sore.
"Now it's time to win the league and to feel good about having done so."
Barcelona will be crowned Liga champions if they beat Real Betis and Real Madrid drop points against Valladolid.