Saturday June 30 2012
Ramos: 'Pirlo is unique'

Sergio Ramos hailed “unique” Andrea Pirlo, but trusts Spain can make history in tomorrow’s Euro 2012 Final.

These sides met in the first game of their groups for a 1-1 draw on June 10 and come back together in Kiev on Sunday night.

“It is always good to know more on your opponents. As we faced Italy in the group phase, that is handy,” said Sergio Ramos.

“We know their strengths, just as we know their weaknesses. Pirlo is a unique player and one of Italy’s leaders. However, we must be wary of everyone and not just one individual. They reached the Final thanks to their team performances.”

Spain are the reigning World and European Champions, but no nation has ever won three major tournaments in a row.

“In 2008 and 2010 it was marvellous and we want to do it again this time too. Clearly we are thinking about it and know what is up for grabs on Sunday, but we already made history.

“Winning this tournament too would be the icing on the cake. The whole country will be proud of us in any case.”

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