Spanish headcoach Vicente Del Bosque guided his charges to the Euro 2012 title Sunday in a thrilling 4-0 win to add to his good work in the 2010 World Cup triumph
"After we scored the first goal, Italy were dangerous, but we reacted well," said Spain coach Del Bosque.
"We had possession of the ball, we put pressure on them, and there was depth to our play. So we're very happy.
"This success in Spanish football is something historic, and now we have to look to the future and try to qualify for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil."
Andres Iniesta and Xavi were the architects of victory, playing key roles in The goals came from David Silva, Jordi Alba and Fernando Torres, who teed up fellow substitute Juan Mata for Spain's fourth.
Spanish headcoach Vicente Del Bosque gestures during the Euro 2012 football championships final match Spain vs Italy on July 1, 2012 at the Olympic Stadium in Kiev. AFP PHOTO / PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU