Alvaro Arbeloa believes Spain are failing to capitalise on Fernando Torres' strengths.
The Liverpool full-back plays alongside his countryman week in week out in the Premier League and believes he knows what it takes to get the best out of the 23-year-old striker.
Having netted 33 goals in his debut season in England the Reds' style of play would appear to be ideally suited to getting the best out of him.
He will be expected to carry that fine domestic form onto the international stage at Euro 2008 this summer, but Arbeloa has warned that Spain's tactics may make it difficult for him to live up to his billing.
"It's clear that the national team has a way of playing that surely isn't the one that favours him most, even with a most stunning system," said the defender.
"Our style of football clearly isn't the best for him."
However, he did add: "But Torres is one of the best forwards in the world and he'll show that in Euro 2008."
Arbeloa and Torres are part of a five-man British-based contingent in the Spanish squad hoping that their experiences in England will see them better prepared for the hustle and bustle of international tournament football.
"We're a group pf players who play in England and we all know the style there," said Arbeloa.
"It's much more physical but that means that we are much more complete as a national team."