As he was being given his player of the tournament award, Andres Iniesta admitted: "We'll go on trying to win trophies without really coming to terms with the greatness of this achievement." It was a phrase uttered late on Sunday night.
Spain's thrilling victory and the place in history for a treble of Euro-World Cup-Euro had barely sunk in and Iniesta is inherently modest.
But we can help him. We can start a campaign to educate the dolts who think Spain have become boring, we can make sure that people appreciate that this isn't just statistically the greatest side ever but that 2008-2012 should be recognised as the absolute golden era of world football.
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