Under-21 European Championships

Alcantara hails 'perfect tournament'

June 18, 2013
By ESPN staff
Thiago Alcantara believes Spain played a perfect tournament as they retained their Under-21 European Championship trophy in Israel.

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Alcantara, 22, scored a first half hat-trick in the final as La Rojita overcame Italy 4-2 to end the tournament unbeaten.

"I think it is a perfect tournament," he told Sky Sports. "We won all the matches and we played wonderful football too.

"I am very glad for my players ...

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