"Amazing" was the verdict of midfielder Koke as he sat down to reflect with UEFA.com on Spain's triumphant UEFA European Under-21 Championship campaign in Israel.
Herscho reflects on Israel's U21 legacy
With the dust now settled on the 2013 UEFA European Under-21 Championship, tournament director Ronen Hershco speaks to UEFA.com about the tournament's legacy.
Italy depart with heads held high
Marco Verratti and Fausto Rossi told UEFA.com of their pride at the strength of their squad after Italy’s 4-2 defeat to Spain in the final in Jerusalem.
‘The best feeling’ for Spain stars
Spain captain Thiago Alcántara told UEFA.com of “the best feeling possible” after his hat-trick helped Spain to retain their title, whilst Álvaro Morata revelled in the continuation of Spanish success.
Final appointment caps Jug's perfect month
Matej Jug recently became a father again and on Tuesday the Slovenian will referee the Under-21 final in Israel – no surprise then that he "will remember June 2013 forever".
Spain's Thiago dreaming of back-to-back titles
Spain's Thiago Alcántara told UEFA.com he "dreams" of scoring the decider against Italy in Tuesday's final as he bids to join an elite list of players to have won back-to-back U21 titles.
Sacchi credits holistic approach for Italy's success
A doyen of coaching and head of youth at the Italian Football Federation, Arrigo Sacchi tells UEFA.com about the U21 finalists, developing youngsters and the Azzurri's future.
Insigne fit and raring to go for Italy
One of Italy's stars in Israel, Lorenzo Insigne told UEFA.com about his pride in wearing the Azzurrini No10 shirt and hopes of a "wonderful emotion" against Spain in Tuesday's final.
Lopetegui looking forward to 'beautiful' final
Spain coach Julen Lopetegui is expecting "a beautiful final" on Tuesday as the holders look to retain their Under-21 crown against an Italy side with "a real ability to create danger".
Mangia satisfied, Pot rueful
Devis Mangia reflected on the fruits of two years’ labour after Italy reached the final with a 1-0 win over Netherlands, whose coach Cor Pot looked back on a “positive impression” left by his side’s performances in Israel.
Marco van Ginkel on Netherlands ‘hurt’
Marco van Ginkel told UEFA.com of the “hurt” in the Netherlands dressing room after semi-final defeat to Spain.
Spain determined to retain trophy
Thiago Alcántara told UEFA.com that Spain’s task is not yet complete after reaching the final with a 3-0 win over Norway, with Rodrigo focused on retaining the trophy.
Norway proud despite exit
Orjan Nyland Haskjold told UEFA.com that Norway have “no reason to be disappointed” after losing 3-0 to Spain in Netanya, with Stefan Johansen quick to praise their semi-final conquerors.
Semb: This Norway team are better than '98 crop
Nils Johan Semb, Football Association of Norway technical director, discusses his country's exciting new generation and recalls his own 1998 U21 semi-final side.
Fer gives inside line on Dutch squad
From the team hard man to 'Santa Claus' and the resident DJ, Leroy Fer took time out on the beach to talk UEFA.com through the Netherlands squad in Israel.
Sacchi-inspired Mangia dares to dream with Italy
"Let's see where this dream takes us," said Italy coach Devis Mangia as he told UEFA.com about the Azzurrini's campaign, their semi-final opponents and learning from Arrigo Sacchi.
De Gea riding the crest of Spanish wave
David de Gea told UEFA.com about his joy in playing for Spain's Under-21s, the work of coach Julen Lopetegui and the "unbelievable level" of the country's national teams.
Semb Berge savours Norway’s unexpected tale
Norway defender Fredrik Semb Berge spoke to UEFA.com about the lottery winner that kept him at club side Odd Grenland and the Scandinavian side's surprise run to the semi-finals.
Adrion on "outstanding quality" in Israel
After seeing Germany sign off with a win against Russia, coach Rainer Adrion praised the quality on show at the final tournament and reflected on the areas of potential improvement over the three matches.
Bartra reflects on Spain's pursuit of perfection
Even the ugly jobs in Spain's Under-21 team look easy on the eye and FC Barcelona centre-back Marc Bartra explains how: "When I was younger, I learned to be in control of the ball."