By Dom Farrell:Goal Euro
La Roja headed to Euro 2016 aiming to win a third consecutive European title but defeat to Italy confirmed the centre-back’s suspicions
Gerard Pique does not believe Spain are at the level required to win major tournaments after their reign as European champions was ended by a 2-0 defeat to Italy at the Stade de France.
Spain headed into Euro 2016 having won the previous two European crowns either side of triumphing at the 2010 World Cup.
They crashed out at the group stage of their defence of the latter trophy in Brazil two years ago, although a swashbuckling 3-0 win over Turkey in this competition fired hopes of a revival.