España win Euro 2008 after 44 years without a trophy

Yes, 44 years is a long time, as long suffering England fans will vouch for. They are not far behind, as its 42 years since they last won anything!

Our Bavarian friend, Herbert, still smiling!

Our Bavarian friend, Herbert, still smiling!

Anyway, Spain deservedly won Euro 2008 last night beating the dogged Germans 1-0. We were in our local bar in Lanjaron, the Flower Bar. As you can imagine the whole place went mad!

Fantastic for the country and what a good team they have. They never sat back on the lead they had and were always pushing forward trying to score again. In these days of defensive coaches the way they played was most refreshing to see (England manager and players please take note!)

Our Bavarian friend, Herbert Troll, was suitable dressed up in his leather leiderhosen (is that how you spell it?), but he wasn’t slapping his thighs at the end. Nevertheless, he took the defeat with his customary good grace, as you can see.

Written by:
Richard Hartley

Richard is an avid blogger and the founder of Spanish Highs Sierra Nevada. He is author of the Cicerone Guidebook Walking and Trekking in the Sierra Nevada