At 34, he is still here and he has won everything. The European Championships in 2008, the European Cup in 2009, the World Cup in 2010, the European Cup in 2011, the European Championships in 2012. Every year for five years he won the most significant trophy in world football. But he did not just win them; he was not a fellow traveller. He led. He was an ideologue. He played and made others play.