Monk accuses national team managers of ignoring Swansea

Swansea City boss Garry Monk has accused national team managers of ignoring the Welsh club when selecting their squads because they are not part of a large metropolitan area.

Swansea City boss Garry Monk has accused national team managers of ignoring the Welsh club when selecting their squads because they are not part of a large metropolitan area.

Monk was responding to a question about the possibility of in-form Swans winger Wayne Routledge making the England squad for this summer's World Cup in Brazil.

He said: "No it's not outrageous Wayne could be on the plane.

"I've been a bit disappointed in the past that players hit a period that Wayne is hitting now and they don't get considered. They don't even get a mention which is pretty poor when you think of some of the other players getting linked.

"Maybe the scouts or whoever it is don't come this far down. Or the managers of the national teams don't come to Swansea, it's a bit out of the way.

"I'd imagine if we were in London or a major city it's easy enough to fly in and just watch a game. It could be part of it but you'd have to ask those managers, coaches and scouts of national teams.

"Then again, you can watch Premier League games anywhere, on your laptop etc. If you want to see a player you can easily watch him. All the players have to do is keep performing and hopefully something comes along for them."

 
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