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Laudrup predicts Spain call-up for Michu

Swansea manager Michael Laudrup believes Michu is a certainty to be selected for Spain after being watched by Vicente Del Bosque.

Spain coach Del Bosque was in England to watch Swansea’s 0-0 draw away to Everton in the English Premier League on Saturday.

Laudrup feels his team’s battling performance at Goodison Park was not the best stage to showcase Michu’s talents, but remains confident his star forward will soon be given a chance to represent his country.

“If Del Bosque had called me before I could have told him that this wasn’t maybe the best game to see Michu but I know that over here we’re watching the Spanish league and in Spain they are watching the Premier League,” he told reporters.

“So Del Bosque knows exactly what Michu has done till now so I think it was just a visit here, I think he has made up his mind about Michu.”

Laudrup was impressed by his team ability to grind out a point away to Everton just days after their 2-0 upset win over Chelsea in the first leg of the League Cup semi-finals.

“To come here and play Everton in such a difficult away game after playing in midweek against Chelsea and getting a point, it’s a great result and once more it was a great performance,” he said.

Everton manager David Moyes said his team were simply not sharp enough to break down their visitors.

“We’re a bit frustrated but Swansea did a really good job in midweek on Chelsea and (this was) not dissimilar,” he said.

“We needed to play a bit better, pass it a bit quicker and be a little bit more clever in the final third but we didn’t do that as well as we would have liked.”

Sat 12 January, 2013
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