Casillas eyes further success

Iker Casillas insists that Spain’s desire to win major trophies will never fade as they continue their preparations for Sunday’s Euro 2012 final with Italy (Spain 11/10, draw 11/5, Italy 3/1).

La Roja came into the tournament in Poland and Ukraine as the favourites and, despite some disappointing performances, where they’ve perhaps failed to reach their flamboyant best, they have battled through to the final in Kiev.

Having won both Euro 2008 and the 2010 World Cup, Vicente del Bosque’s men now stand on the brink of history as they know victory at the Olympic Stadium will see them become the first side ever to win three consecutive major international trophies.

Prior to the championships, a number of pundits thought that Spain could struggle at Euro 2012 due to complacency, having achieved so much in recent years.

However, their skipper insists that this was never the case and says that he and his team-mates fully intend to continue their success in future championships (Spain 5/1 2014 World Cup outright).

“We’re fighting to go on reaching finals as we have done now,” said national skipper Casillas. “This team have come together through a lot of hard work and faced criticism.

“What we want is to give people something to enjoy. I don’t care who we play in the final. The important thing is that Spain are there.”

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