Prince Felipe, the heir apparent to the Spanish throne, has claimed that his country's football team are 'unbeatable' after a 4-0 win over Italy clinched the European Championship on Sunday.
The 44-year-old Prince of Asturias, the only son of King Juan Carlos, was at the Kiev final and believes La Roja are a joy to watch, but admitted that the Azzurri suffered from ill fortune.
"It is a luxury to be with a team that has given us so much joy," he told Telecino. "These players are unbeatable.
"Sometimes it just isn't your day; Italy had the misfortune of having an injured player [having already made three substitutions]. At 2-0, it looked like the match was too close to call.
"The honour of leading a team that is doing all this is a massive thing for Vicente del Bosque."
Spain will begin their qualification campaign for the 2014 World Cup with a trip to Georgia on September 11.