Euro 2012 Win Has to Sink In - Spain's Jordi Alba
Spain left-back Jordi Alba said on Monday it will take time to realize he has become a part of history after scoring in Spain`s 4-0 thrashing of Italy in the Euro 2012 final, according to RIA Novosti.
The Barcelona left-back was on target along with David Silva, Fernando Torres and Juan Mata in a victory that secured Spain`s record third-successive major title.
Alba made it 2-0 just four minutes before half time, slotting past Gianluigi Buffon on Xavi`s through pass.
"It was my first final and we created history," Alba said. "I`m very happy. I can`t believe it, it has to sink in. I`ve also signed for Barcelona and now I want to celebrate with the national team. I also scored - my friends in Hospitalet [Alba`s native city] told me I would."
Alba joined the Catalan side from Valencia on Thursday for €14 million on a five-year deal.
He won the first of his 11 caps in the penultimate Euro 2012 qualifier against Scotland, and has played every minute of Spain`s tournament. He racked up 92 appearances and 10 goals for Valencia.