Jordi Alba: I cannot believe what has happened

The Barcelona-bound wing-back was not able to comprehend what La Roja's victory over the Azzurri means, while Xavi and Casillas revel in the historic result
Euro 2012 final goalscorer Jordi Alba was delighted with Spain's 4-0 win over Italy in Kiev, and is looking forward to celebrating the triumph with his team-mates.

La Roja became the first national side in history to successfully defend their European title, courtesy of goals from David Silva, Jordi Alba, Fernando Torres and Juan Mata, and the 23-year-old was overwhelmed with their success.
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"My team-mates had made history before, but this was my first European Championship. I'm very happy and I can't really believe everything that's happening," Jordi Alba stated to Telecinco.

"I am delighted with this victory. Now it's time to enjoy the success with the national team. Euro 2012 has been very good for us."

The left-back then went on to discuss his imminent move from Valencia to Barcelona, and thanked the people who have supported him over the years

"Valencia and Barcelona have reached an agreement. E
verything went well. I thank the people from [home town] L'
Hospitalet, my family and my friends."

Meanwhile, Xavi felt that La Roja were much better than the Azzurri on Sunday, believing that they played their best game of the European Championship when it mattered most.

"We were superior to Italy. It was perhaps the best game of the tournament. We're very happy. It's a joy for the entire country. The win was well deserved. We have to enjoy our success. We have made history," Xavi told Telecinco.

"It was a big help that we grabbed the lead. We had a lot of possession and felt comfortable on the pitch.

e moved the ball around better than them. I was decisive today and I feel very happy. It was very complicated when people didn't believe in us, but challenges are a good thing."

The midfielder then discussed his future with the national side and hinted that he could continue until the 2014 World Cup.

"I'll talk to the coach if I feel good, and we'll see whether I go to the World Cup

Goalkeeper Iker Casillas added that Spain's success is down to years of hard work and talent, and stressed that their third goal effectively ended the game.

"I do not know the exact reasons behind our success. It's a matter of talent, maybe, and it's the result of years of hard work. Lots of people who have worked with several national youth teams have played their part. And the coach obviously as well.  

"This is the most wonderful moment in the history of Spanish football. It will be hard to ever match this as the team's getting older.

"Italy were tired because of how we played. We effectively killed the game with our third goal. We made something difficult look easy. It's not easy to win a final 4-0."

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