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Swansea boss Laudrup reluctant to push Britton England claims

Swansea City boss Michael Laudrup is delighted with the form of midfielder Leon Britton.

But he won't demand Roy Hodgson give Britton a belated England call.

Laudrup said: "I want the best for my players, but I'm not the kind of man who says my players should be in this team or that. I leave that to the national coaches.

"Leon is very important to us because we play a certain way. Obviously we want the ball on the ground and want possession and he's very good at that.

"We have a lot of players playing at a very high level. You can't play that good if it's only four or five at their peak of performance.

"It's quality, attitude but also confidence. We know it is a good moment. When you are in a good moment, you think you can beat everybody, everywhere.

"They are a good possession team and we wanted to play the same. That was the best thing."

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