Andres Iniesta feels Barcelona were impeccable in La Liga this season and has once more stressed that the Catalans' current team is not on the decline.
Although the Camp Nou side were beaten 7-0 on aggregate by Bayern Munich in the semi-finals of the Champions League, they collected 100 points from 38 games to equal Real Madrid's record tally from last season in the Primera Divison and Iniesta is confident Barca can keep on winning in the years to come.
"The way we were dumped out of the Champions League was very painful. We were just not up to scratch in those semi-finals, but our league campaign was practically impeccable. We left Madrid without options," Iniesta told Revista Minuto 116.
"It hasn’t been an easy year for us. We had many negatives to deal with, difficult circumstances that might not appear decisive on a day to day basis from the outside.
"But to say it’s the end of an era is out of order. It’s more of a question or a wish than a statement.
"The truth is that it is not the end of an era in any way at all. They have no arguments to say something like that. Barca need to continue winning."
Iniesta made 31 La Liga appearances for Barca in 2012-13, netting three goals in the process.