Former Spanish international Fernando Morientes doesn't care if Spain are criticised as long as they are winning ahead of their Euro 2012 final against Italy.
SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Fernando Morientes on the Euro 2012 final
"I believe it will be tough final, and very enjoyable. The Italians are arriving to the final very confident after beating one of the favourites in the semi-final while Spain are the defending champions of Europe. It will be a really enjoyable and really emotional game. I don't think there will be many goals, considering the defensive qualities of the two teams."
SOUNDBITE (Spanish) Fernando Morientes on Spain's football being boring
"If Spanish football is a bit boring, I must also say that we are not having much fun playing this Spanish football and winning all the time. I'm happy that people are saying that Spanish football is boring - that gives us pride. Taking into account that we have been winning throughout the championship we can say that this boring football has brought some excellent results for the Spanish team. We also need to take into account the ball possession. As my coach said, ball possession in football is the main thing to. This brings the great results that we have achieved so far."
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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|