Spanish mission for Rodgers
Brendan Rodgers plans to "keep on top of the game" when he spends four days with Spain at their pre-Euro 2012 training camp.
The 39-year-old will link up with Vicente del Bosque's side at their pre-tournament training camp in Schruns, Austria the week after next. The Northern Irishman has brilliantly led the Swans to Barclays Premier League survival ahead of Sunday's final game of the season, and they can still claim a top-10 finish with victory over Liverpool at the Liberty Stadium on Sunday. Swansea's acclaimed passing style has brought comparisons to the manner in which Barcelona and Spain have achieved their recent successes. Rodgers hopes that his trip, organised with the help of respected Spanish football pundit Guillem Balague to observe the likes of Del Bosque, Xavi, Andres Iniesta and Gerard Pique, will come in handy when the next Premier League season rolls around. He said: "I am going there for a few days to watch training and mix with the staff and people there and just exchange ideas. I am always one who believes it is too difficult in-season to do that, as you are so busy and so tied up on a daily and weekly basis. "I have done it all my life at the end of seasons, I have looked to go away and keep on top of the game at the leading edge. It's a commitment to learning and development which has been a part of my cycle as a person and a coach. They are the world champions, they are the European champions, I am fortunate enough to speak a bit of the language so it will be great to be in their company and see their preparations.