Goals from David Silva, Jordi Alba, Fernando Torres and Juan Mata sealed a comprehensive win for La Roja, making them the first-ever team to win three competitive international trophies in a row.
The victorious team’s trainer has stated that he was impressed with the efforts of his players, and will now look towards the 2014 World Cup in Brazil.
“This match was great for our players, they controlled the game,” Del Bosque told reporters, translated to English by Sky Sports.
“After we scored the first goal, Italy were dangerous, but we reacted well. We had possession of the ball, we put pressure on them, and there was depth to our play. So we’re very happy.
“This success in Spanish football is something historic, and now we have to look to the future and try to qualify for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil,” he concluded.
By Gareth McKnight