David Silva—“Chino” Silva is in my starting XI.
Jesus Navas—Speedy and agile winger who is underrated as well.
Juan Mata—The Chelsea man can be a starting XI player for Spain who will more than likely play RW.
Fernando Llorente—The Bilbao big man will more than likely be starting striker for La Roja.
Roberto Soldado—The Valencia striker waited five years (2007-12) to be called up to the national team again. With 27 goals in all competitions this season for Los Che, “Robert Soldier” deserves to wear red in Euro 2012.
Fernando Torres—OK, there might be a controversy here. Know “El Niño” hasn’t been the player he used to be for a while now. But Torres has the experience that may—keyword: may—make the difference. Many times, experience is overrated. Alvaro Negredo of Sevilla perhaps deserves to go to Euro 2012, but I’d take Torres because of experience. I have to believe Torres will play better with this team than with Chelsea.
Iker Muñiain—I believe a manager of any national team needs to bring one young player to his team so that player can watch, perhaps play, but especially to learn from the experience of being at a major international tournament. Iker Muñiain has been sensational for Bilbao as well as when he’s played for the U-19, U-21 and U-23 Spanish teams. He’s quick—and speed is always welcomed and needed. I’m taking Iker with me.