“It was really strange, to be honest. Normally a player who scores 3 goals doesn’t win the Golden Boot, but it was a really tight tournament and I was lucky enough to get it. I didn’t play in every single game; I wasn’t involved in the semi-final, which was a massive disappointment - not just for me, but for everyone who wasn’t involved, since we all wanted to help. But I got to play 15 minutes in the final and was lucky enough to score the goal [and get the assist] to win it. Now a days it’s really difficult to have a place in the National Team and we can play with different styles; without a center forward or with a centre forward.”

“The best thing about tonight has been getting to see Juan smiling and enjoying everything. He deserved that goal.” - Fernando Torres

Nora (Torres’ daughter) trying to catch the camera man’s attention