Mourinho begins defence planning
Jose Mourinho insists Real Madrid deserved to win the La Liga title and is already looking ahead to next season's challenge.
The capital club clinched the title with a 3-0 win away at Athletic Club with goals from Gonzalo Higuain, Mesut Ozil and Cristiano Ronaldo.
That left the Berbnabeu outfit on 94 points - seven clear of great rivals Barcelona with just two games to play.
Mourinho has now won titles in four different countries but admitted that seeing off the threat of the Catalans made this one the toughest.
"Barcelona won all their games, as befits the great team that they are," he said. "They've been winning to the very last day. They are a club with great tradition who know we deserved to win this title."
Barcelona are expected to regroup under new boss Tito Vilanova and bring in several new faces and Mourinho made it clear that, after taking stock of what they have achieved, Real will start planing for next season.
"We have to celebrate this championship, but then we have to continue working after tomorrow because next season will also be tough and we have games to play still in this campaign," he added.