Chelsea midfielder Oriol Romeu believes his team-mate Fernando Torres will be a key player for Spain at the European Championship despite enduring a difficult season with the Champions League winners.
Torres, who cost the London club £50million when he was signed from Liverpool in January last year, scored just 11 goals in 48 appearances at club level this season but is expected to start when Spain begin the defence of their European crown against Italy on Saturday.
However, Romeu thinks his experience of the big occasions and work rate could prove vital for the world champions.
He told Marca: "I think Torres will be a very important player for the national team at the Euros because he is a player with great quality and experience and these characteristics are very important in a forward.
"He is very important for Chelsea too. You only have to look at how the fans love him and chant his name whilst he is also loved amongst the players and directors at the club."