Senna: I am surprised that Spain have not played Llorente

The former Roja international has stated that Vicente del Bosque should play a fixed forward against Italy, and has campaigned for the Athletic Bilbao man to start
Marcos Senna has revealed his surprise that Spain have not yet given Fernando Llorente a chance to play at Euro 2012.

Vicente del Bosque has fielded a side without a recognised striker at times this summer, with Fernando Torres and Alvaro Negredo given the nod when Cesc Fabregas has not occupied the 'false nine' role.

And the Villarreal deep-lying playmaker suggested that the Athletic Bilbao target man could make a difference against Italy in the final on Sunday.

"I have seen all of Spain’s games, but they are not creating many chances," Senna told Radio Marca.

"We are noticing the absence of David Villa; Spain miss him. With him we would be talking about a different team, with all due respect to the front players now.

"I would like them to play with a fixed striker, but Cesc Fabregas is doing very well. I am surprised he has not given Llorente a chance," the ex-Corinthians man stated.

The 35-year-old, who won 28 caps for Spain between 2006 and 2010, is expecting a tough game against the Azzurri.

"The final against Italy will be very hard, but I am betting that Spain will win.

"It will be a very tough game. Italy have eliminated teams like Germany and come with momentum, but Spain will too. I hope [Mario] Balotelli does not have his day," Senna concluded.