Spain are on their way to being the best national team ever, says Jose Enrique

The 26-year-old is adamant La Roja are well on their way to being accepted as the greatest side of all time in international football ahead of their third consecutive major final
 Jose David Lopez
 Euro 2012 Correspondent  

Jose Enrique has expressed his belief that Spain are on their way to becoming the best international team in footballing history.

La Roja have garnered widespread criticism for their unconvincing performances at Euro 2012, most notably against Portugal and Croatia, but that did not prevent them from reaching a third consecutive major final.

However, the Liverpool defender feels that the censure his compatriots have received has been unfair as they look to add to their triumphs at Euro 2008 and the 2010 World Cup in Kiev on Sunday.

"This always happens," the 26-year-old told "Football is becoming more equal. An example of that is the Spanish league. Real Madrid won, but most will still say Barcelona are better.

"With the national teams it is the same. Everyone knows Spain are the best so there is an additional motive to get noticed and be a protagonist when they face us.

"We must enjoy it while it lasts because this is our moment and it will not last forever. So we should not hesitate to support and get carried away with the quality of these great players in our midst."