Off and running: David Silva (left) is mobbed after opening the scoring
'The Italians have played a great tournament,' said Del Bosque. 'They had the bad luck of the injury to Thiago Motta and that's where it all ended for them, unfortunately.'
Andres Iniesta claimed the man-of-the-match award after another exceptional performance.
He is one of four players - Iker Casillas, Sergio Ramos and Xavi are the others - to have started all three final triumphs.
'It's very nice to have this man-of-the-match trophy but it's especially great to be champions again,' he said.
Cities & Stadiums
The Top 3 Teams of Previous Tournaments
|2008||Spain||Germany||Russia / Turkey|
|2004||Greece||Portugal||Netherlands / Czech Republic|
|2000||France||Italy||Netherlands / Portugal|
|1996||Germany||Czech Republic||France / England|
|1992||Denmark||Germany||Netherlands / Sweden|
|1988||Netherlands||Soviet Union||Italy / West Germany|
|1984||France||Spain||Denmark / Portugal|
|1972||West Germany||Soviet Union||Belgium|