Barcelona coach Pep Guardiola was full of admiration for his side after they put in another breathtaking performance to demolish Real Sociedad 5-0 at Camp Nou.
The victory saw the Catalans leapfrog rivals Real Madrid who had temporarily gone top of La Liga after their 3-1 victory over Real Zaragoza earlier in the evening.
"The advantage I have over everyone else is that I get to see the team every day in training and how they are working. It is a privilege to work with them," Guardiola told Marca after the game.
"This is the year that we're playing better than ever. Also we improve with the more time we have together. I admire these guys for the consistency they are showing."
Barcelona now head to local rivals Espanyol next weekend where they will be hoping to win a tenth consecutive game.