Marauding Alba joins Spanish title club

01 July 2012 11:17

Jordi Alba came into the European Championship as the only player in Spain's 23-man squad without a single trophy to his name but now the marauding left-back has surely won the first of many.

The 23-year-old only became a first team regular at this tournament, with six of his 11 caps coming during the last month in Poland and Ukraine climaxing with a super goal in the 4-0 thumping of Italy in the final on Sunday.

"These Euros have been an incredible dream come true for me. It was my first Euros - the other guys had already been making history" with their successes at the last World Cup and at Euro 2008.

"Now it's my turn and I can do the same alongside them. I still can't believe it - it will sink in eventually," said Alba, who last week finalised a 14 million euros move to Barcelona.

Source: AFP

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