Ben Cabango | It’s always an honour to be called up for Wales

25th March
First team
Ben Cabango in Wales training kit waving

Swansea City defender Ben Cabango was delighted that his hard work this season has been rewarded with another international call-up for Wales as Rob Page's side prepare to kick of their European Championship qualifying campaign.

The centre-back is joined by Ollie Cooper and Liam Cullen in the squad as Wales kick off a new era against Croatia and Latvia.

The Dragons start their bid to reach Euro 2024 against World Cup semi-finalists Croatia in Split this evening.

For Cooper and Cullen it is a first call-up to the senior squad, but Cabango is a regular and has five caps.

“It’s always such an honour to be called up for Wales,” he said.

“It gives you a little reward for all of the hard work you’ve been doing [at your club].

“We’ve [Swansea] been through a tough period right now, but we’ve still been working hard so to get called up is great.

“I’m really happy and I can’t wait for the qualifiers o get started.

“Ollie’s deserved his call-up so much, too. He’s been wicked this season. He always works so hard in the games and in training and I think he fully deserves it.”

Ben Cabango and Ollie Cooper

Cooper – who discussed his inclusion in the Wales squad in last weekend’s matchday programme – was delighted to be rewarded for a stellar first season in the Championship with his first senior international call-up.

“I’m over the moon,” he said.

“To finally be involved is amazing. I’m so excited to be involved.

“I think it’s an exciting time for everyone – the players, staff and the fans – to see what this group can do.”