KIEV, UKRAINE - JULY 01: The Henri Delaunay Cup is displayed ahead of the UEFA EURO 2012 final match between Spain and Italy at the Olympic Stadium on July 1, 2012 in Kiev, Ukraine. (Photo by Jasper Juinen/Getty Images)
International football is over. Real Madrid players Iker Casillas, Sergio Ramos, Raúl Albiol, Xabi Alonso and Álvaro Arbeloa managed to win the UEFA Euro 2012. All but Albiol were key in Spain's success, but Barcelona's Andrés Iniesta won the Man of the Tournament Award. Should it have been given to Ramos? Probably. But defenders usually aren't given as much credit as offensive players.
The Italians were defeated 4-0 but had some bad luck when Thiago Motta had to leave the pitch five minutes after joining in, as the last substitution available for Cesare Prandelli. Still, Spain played its best game when it counted.
Real Madrid's chairmen should get back to work soon and sign a couple of pieces in these next few weeks. We all know that Mourinho and the executives want to get rid of some players first, but the pre-season stage starts in less than a month. Luka Modric is one of the names that has been going around the club this month, but we will get to those rumors later.