Mata wants Spanish clean sweep

Spain can make football history with Olympic gold

Juan Mata: Wants Spain to add Olympic gold to world and European titles

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Chelsea forward Juan Mata wants Spain to become the first nation to hold the world, European and Olympic titles at the same time with victory at London 2012.

The 24-year-old won the World Cup with Spain in 2010 and scored in the 4-0 victory over Italy in the final of the European Championship this summer.

Mata also tasted domestic success with Chelsea this year by winning the FA Cup and UEFA Champions League titles.

The Spaniard features in his national Olympic team as one of the three players included who are aged over 23.


However, Mata insists the considerable success he and his countrymen have enjoyed has not diminished their desire to clinch Olympic glory.

"It would be amazing to win the Olympic tournament," Mata said.

"I have had the opportunity to play in the World Cup and the European Championship and win both.

"Winning a gold medal at the Olympics would complete an amazing summer for me, but also for Spanish football."