Michael Laudrup hails Swansea City’s Team GB stars

Michael Laudrup is thrilled to see Swansea City have three players in Team GB's football team at the London 2012 Olympics

Michael Laudrup has revealed his delight at having three Swansea City players in Stuart Pearce’s Team GB men’s football squad.

Pearce’s men need to avoid defeat by Uruguay in their final Group A game to reach the quarter-finals at London 2012, with Swansea’s Joe Allen, Scott Sinclair and Neil Taylor all featuring at the Games.

The Swans are currently in America preparing for the new season, and Laudrup – who replaced current Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers in June – is pleased for the club to be receiving recognition on the international stage.

“I think it’s great,” said Laudrup. “Swansea is one of the smaller clubs in the Premier League. We’re not Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester United or Manchester City. So it’s great to have three players [in the Team GB squad].

“Of course from an egotistical point of view, unfortunately I can’t have them here with me, but first of all, I am happy for them, and happy for the club as well.

“Because for the image of Swansea, to have three players in that squad, is very important.”

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