Cristiano Ronaldo: Real Madrid were better than Barcelona this season

The Portugal international was overjoyed to win the Spanish league title for the first time in his career, and feels Los Blancos deserved it as they proved to be better than Barca
Cristiano Ronaldo has expressed his delight with Real Madrid's triumph in La Liga, and feels they are worthy champions as they were superior to arch-rivals Barcelona throughout the 2011-12 campaign.

Los Blancos beat Athletic Bilbao 3-0 at San Mames on Wednesday to secure the 32nd league title in their club's history, and the prolific attacker admitted that he was "delighted" to add another trophy to his collection.

"I am incredibly happy. This is my first league title in Spain and I am delighted. We’ve achieved our objective and we were all very excited about winning La Liga," Cristiano Ronaldo stated to the club's official website.

"The league is even harder when you fight for it with a team like Barcelona, but you feel great when you beat one of the best teams around. We were better than them. We all experience great joy for achieving our objective after fighting for 10 months.

"The league title is what I wanted most. I have two Golden Boot awards at home. It would be nice to win another, but I wouldn’t mind it if I didn’t."

Madrid last won the Primera Division title in 2007-08.

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