Barcelona coach Gerardo Martino said he felt the pressure of claiming his first trophy with the Catalan club, after their Supercopa success.
The La Liga champions claimed the Spanish Supercopa with an aggregate away goals victory over Atletico Madrid, after their two-leg tie finished 1-1.
The second leg on Wednesday was a scoreless stalemate, although Lionel Messi had the chance to win it outright with a late penalty - only for the Argentine to slam his spot kick into the crossbar.
And Martino, who only took charge of the team in the off-season, said it was a tense time as he oversaw his first piece of silverware coming into the Nou Camp cabinet.
"(The) first thing we wanted to do was win this cup," Martino said.
"Barcelona have won this trophy so many times but to me, I am a new coach (but) it wasn't the same to win or not to win.
"I lived (this match) with a lot of intensity, I took a breath after the match for a while to calm me down.
"I always try to be the same way because I think everything happening in football is because of the players."
Martino also paid tribute to former coach Tito Vilanova, who stepped down from the post in July to focus on his treatment for throat cancer.
"I am here because a misfortune," he said.
"I said yesterday and now we are the champions. This cup is from the players, for Tito Vilanova and the whole staff here at the club."
Martino said new signing Neymar, making his first start for Barcelona, performed admirably, and he always wanted the starlet to play out the match to help improve his fitness.
"I think Neymar's performance was really good and I didn't realise at any moment of the match he was tired because he kept fighting he tried his best," Martino said.
"I wanted to change him and I wanted him to play 90 minutes and above all in a match with such an intensity."
Atletico boss Diego Simeone said he was proud of his squad for pushing 'the best team in the world' across the 180 minutes.
He added that he believed his side created more chances, although they were in vain.
"In a football match always there is contact (between players)," Simeone said.
"It is normal to have it because it is a game. I think the match was what we could have imagined from the two sides.
"There was a team (Barcelona), who have played the same way for a long time, and there was the other one, who is growing, who has humility, pride, courageous, and we knew how to play the match and that was good for trying our chances.
"I am pretty sure we created more chances than them but that does not count and the important thing is the finish."
Despite their promising performances against the domestic champions, Simeone does not envisage Atletico challenging for the league title anytime soon.
"Barcelona are better, Real Madrid are better, La Liga is going to be among them for a long time because of the economic power they have and what (TV rights) allow them.
"That keeps the rest of teams away for fighting to win La Liga. After that, in this kind of competition we have our chances but in a long league I don't think so at the moment.
"We need them to fail at the same time and that would be really difficult."
|Coach: G. Martino|
|Neymar will stay at Barcelona for his ´entire life´ - Robert|
|Klopp would deliver at any club - Can|
|O´Neill: I didn´t prostitute myself for Grealish|
|Mourinho burning out his players - Capello|
|Lewandowski´s stunning form ´does not make Poland a better team´|
|Barcelona are looking at January signings, confirms Robert|
|Deschamps: I won´t sub Benzema|
|Chung Mong-Joon expects FIFA suspension|
|Mourinho: Ferguson knew I didn´t want United job|
|Ferguson´s hairdryer treatment inspired players – Ronaldo|
|Jordan v Australia: Visitors ready for tough trip|
|Falcao confident of Chelsea turnaround|
|Syria v Japan: Top spot up for grabs|
|Euro giants are scared of playing Wales - Coleman|
|Benzema must convert more chances - Benitez|
|Nasri happy for future without France|
|Van Persie situation concerns Blind|
|Walcott almost unstoppable - Coquelin|
|Bale named as Wales player of the year once more|
|Rojo latest player ruled out of Argentina qualifiers|
|Rooney underwhelmed by Capello as England manager|
|Martial keen to play down ´new Henry´ tag|
|Watzke dismisses Dortmund´s Bundesliga prospects|
|Deschamps calls for Pogba improvement|
|Totti steps up injury rehab|
|Watzke talks up ´great coach´ Klopp amid Liverpool rumours|
|Del Bosque calls up San Jose, Etxeita and Gaspar after injury setbacks|
|Cech happy to see Sanchez back up to top speed|
|Swiss authorities reject FIFA official´s extradition appeal|
|Casillas impressed by ´fantastic´ Navas|
|Rodgers expects transitional Liverpool to improve following sacking|
|Mourinho charged by FA|
|Messi´s absence no excuse for Argentina - Mascherano|
|Deschamps praises Martial for tackling doubters over United move|
|Inter have faith in Mancini - Zanetti|
|Romero accepts number two status behind De Gea|
|Lokomotiv Moscow charged with ´racist behaviour´|
|Deco: Ronaldo dedication borders on sickness|
|Conte calls for Balotelli consistency after Berardi blow|
|Mata: United unacceptable at Arsenal|
|Carvajal blow for Spain as Real confirm ankle injury|
|Xavi wants Barcelona return|
|Bayern can be super successful this season - Effenberg|
|´Stop e-mailing about Muller´ - Rummenigge warns Manchester United|
|Chile are not favourites against Brazil - Jefferson|
|Lewandowski success down to absence of Robben and Ribery - Beckenbauer|
|Deco: Mourinho playing games with the media|
|Pauleta challenges Ibrahimovic to deliver Champions League for PSG|
|Ched Evans case referred to Court of Appeal|
|Pardew hails ´lieutenant´ Cabaye|
|Mourinho receives Chelsea backing|
|Neymar must not focus on replacing Messi - Juninho|
|Insigne warns against Maradona comparisons|
|Navas: Research helped me save Griezmann penalty|
|Benzema unhappy with substitution|
|Mertesacker hails Sanchez and Ozil|
|Struggle against relegation ´not my cup of tea´ - Advocaat|
|We are behind De Boer - Bazoer|
|Ibrahimovic: I want to continue making history at PSG|
|Beckenbauer: Bayern and Guardiola are a perfect fit|
|Carrick: Manchester United will come back stronger|
|Redknapp plays down Sunderland talk|
|Lacazette replaces Ntep in France squad|
|Aguero on par with Messi and Suarez, says Zabaleta|
|"Special" Klopp perfect for Liverpool - Redknapp|
|Dybala: Juventus must improve defensively|
|Kaka replaces Coutinho in Brazil squad|
|Cazorla: Arsenal´s changed mentality made the difference|
|A-League Preview: Victory the team to beat in bid for back-to-back titles|
|Gervinho favouritism talk ´nonsense´ - Garcia|
|Benitez explains Benzema substitution|
|Klaassen, Promes withdrawn from Dutch squad|
|MLS Review: Galaxy, Dallas into play-offs|
|Aguero at Messi, Ronaldo level - Pellegrini|
|Sampdoria ´could´ve won 11-1´ - president Ferrero|
|Mihajlovic: I will not resign|
|Derby draw a good result - Benzema|
|I´ll quit if the players don´t trust me - Mourinho|
|Simeone disappointed not to claim derby victory|
|Blanc not surprised by record-breaking Ibrahimovic|
|Serie A Review: Fiorentina out in front as Napoli thump Milan|
|Benitez rues dropped points|
|Allegri: No crisis at Juventus|
|Ligue 1 Review: Ibrahimovic makes PSG history, Caen go third|
|Title not won - Guardiola|
|La Liga Review: Real miss chance to go top as leaders falter|
|Paris Saint-Germain 2 Marseille 1: Record-breaking Ibrahimovic seals Le Classique|
|Milan 0 Napoli 4: Insigne at the double in visitors rout|
|Atletico Madrid 1 Real Madrid 1: Vietto ensures visitors´ Calderon curse continues|
|Rodgers´ sacking slammed by Monk|
|Ibrahimovic breaks Paris Saint-Germain goal record|
|Wenger sad to see ´quality manager´ Rodgers sacked|
|Klopp over Ancelotti for Liverpool, says Carragher|
|Wenger hails ideal response as Arsenal crush United|
|Defensive lapses frustrate Tuchel after Klassiker defeat|
|Monk content with Swansea point|
|United display shocks emotional Van Gaal|
|Rodgers cannot argue with sacking - Carragher|
|Pochettino wants ´killer instinct´ from Tottenham|
|Bundesliga Review: Bayern extend lead as Schalke are beaten|
|Juventus 3 Bologna 1: Khedira´s first goal caps crucial comeback|
|Liverpool sack manager Brendan Rodgers|
|Walcott dedicates Arsenal victory to Wenger|
|Bayern Munich 5 Borussia Dortmund 1: Leaders ease to Klassiker victory|
|Martinez: Lucas deserved a red card|
|Kondogbia still adjusting to Italian football - Mancini|
|Swansea City 2 Tottenham 2: Eriksen´s set-piece double spares Kane´s blushes|
|Arsenal 3 Manchester United 0: Sanchez at the double as Gunners blow away United|
|Carragher criticises Martin Atkinson´s Merseyside derby display|
|Mignolet saved Liverpool from defeat, says Martinez|
|Santon: Inter wanted more|
|TP Mazembe 3 Al Merreikh 0: Comeback secures final berth|
|Everton deserved derby victory - Lukaku|
|Proud Rodgers hails ´very good point´ against Everton|
|In-form Higuain credits Sarri for improved fortunes|
|Sampdoria 1 Inter 1: Perisic salvages draw for Mancini´s men|
|Ajax 1 PSV 2: Pereiro double closes gap at top|
|Everton 1 Liverpool 1: Lukaku hits equaliser in derby draw|
|Cech wants to start every game at Arsenal|
|Hamilton Academical 1 Celtic 2: Champions capitalise on Aberdeen thrashing|
|Charlton Athletic 2 Fulham 2: Cousins the hero for hosts|
|Advocaat leaves Sunderland|
|Ferguson warns Arsenal critics about replacing Wenger|
|Coutinho: Liverpool are missing Gerrard|
|Sneijder: Money was never an issue|
|Van Gaal: ´Boring´ tag does not bother me|
|Terry: Chelsea squad still behind Mourinho|
|Bacca and Luiz Adriano must do more, says Mihajlovic|
|Mangala: Aguero unstoppable on his day|
|Coutinho could leave Liverpool - David Luiz|
|Bellerin: Pressure helps me improve|
|Wenger: Arsenal not out of Champions League just yet|
|Barkley should turn to Baggio and Totti for inspiration - Hodgson|
|Mourinho: Star players not good enough|
|Boateng: Milan the team of my heart|
|United struggling to fill Shaw void - Van Gaal|
|MLS Review: Revs fail to clinch play-off berth, Toronto move closer|
|Smalling: I´d hate to play against Martial|
|Mourinho ´losing his players´ - Redknapp|
|Blanc expects ´much better´ from Ibrahimovic|
|Rico: Sevilla were better than Barca|
|Liverpool need Gerrard spirit - Lucas|
|Lichtsteiner thankful for support after heart surgery|
|Everton can finish above Liverpool - Kone|
|Cech: Arsenal ready for Martial|
|Klinsmann names experienced squad for Mexico play-off|
|´We were unlucky´ - Busquets|
|USM Alger 0 Al Hilal Omdurman 0 (2-1 agg): Hosts hold on to clinch final spot|
|La Liga Review: Barcelona lose at Sevilla, Malaga earn first victory|
|Pellegrini explains Sterling withdrawal|