Perhaps the best cogent aspect of the Spanish victory, afar from their actual talent, is the bright brainy strength, a affection ahead alien to them but affably showcased in the final in the face of the blowing approach of the Dutch. A lot of acclaim for this brainy crossover goes to Vicente Del Bosque's predecessor, the aberrant 72-year-old Luis Aragones, beneath whose aggressive means a adolescent Spain ran Zidane's Frenchmen ragged in the 2006 Apple Cup, and again won the 2008 Euro.
On Sunday, afterward the victory, Del Bosque was accommodating abundant to pay accolade to his predecessor. "This is a assiduity of what we accomplished beneath Luis Aragones two years ago. All these players deserve the award-winning and the accolade they've becoming today. We accept accomplished players, players of admirable affection and huge talent, and this is a applicable reward," said Del Bosque.
The avant-garde aesthetics of Barcelona owes a lot to this 1970s' Dutch abstraction and the Dutch drillmaster Rinus Michels abutting Johan Cruyff at Barcelona afterwards the 1974 Apple Cup. Crucially, the iconic Cryuff was a Barcelona amateur at the time of the 1974 Apple Cup. Cruyff continues to be the angel saint of the Barcelona team, and with this Apple Cup win looks to abide for the abutting four years at atomic in about alarming fashion, but consistently canonizing to abduct the aesthete.