Euro 2012

Euro 2012 podcast: Final thoughts

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Spain fans: Celebrate third tournament win on the trot

Spain fans: Celebrate third tournament win on the trot

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All-conquering world and European champions Spain, unlucky Italy and England's future are all discussed on the final Euro 2012 podcast.

TEAMtalk Editor Simon Wilkes steps into the hosting chair and is joined in the studio by Football365 Editor Sarah Winterburn and TEAMtalk number two James Marshment.

The trio debate whether Spain's golden generation are up there with the Brazil, Holland and West Germany sides of the 1970s - but not for long as Winterburn hates comparing different generations of footballers.

They then turn their attention to Sunday's final in Kiev, discussing what was the key factor in the four-star demolition; Spanish brilliance, Italian fatigue, Vicente Del Bosque's tactics or a reaction from the Spaniards from the jibes saying they were 'boring' and 'negative'.

Winterburn pours praise on Barcelona new boy Jordi Alba, while Marshment believes UEFA got it spot on by naming Andres Iniesta as the player of the tournament and highlights the underrated brilliance of David Silva.

All three take a final look back at England's performance, and feel there is reason to feel optimistic ahead of the World Cup qualifiers for Brazil 2014.

Listen via the Mixcloud player below, or download it for free as an MP3 file from our Media section. The Podcast is also available on iTunes.

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