Tuesday 22 May 2012

Vorm expects Swans to prosper

Swansea goalkeeper enthused by 'brilliant' debut season in Barclays Premier League

Michel Vorm kept 14 clean sheets during the season for Swansea City

Swansea goalkeeper Michel Vorm believes the club can go from strength to strength following their impressive Barclays Premier League debut.

Brendan Rodgers’ side finished 11th and won many admirers for their style of football during the campaign.

Their notable scalps included a memorable 3-2 win at the Liberty Stadium against Arsenal in January, and a 1-0 home triumph against eventual Barclays Premier League champions Manchester City.

To add to their success, they also topped the Premier League's Fair Play Table.

"I'm already looking forward to next year"
- Michel Vorm

Vorm told Swansea’s website: "The way we have played has been brilliant.

"We got better and better throughout the season and that's why I'm already looking forward to next year.

"It's special because nobody knew me when I first came here. But I have bonded well with the players and the supporters, and Brendan Rodgers has been a big influence on me as well.

"It's not just about 11 players, but more about the way we played. We kept 14 clean sheets and beat some of the biggest teams in the world, so it's been amazing really.

"Everyone is so proud, not just the supporters but the squad as a whole and the staff as well."

Vorm’s excellent form has earned him a call-up to the Netherlands squad for the summer’s Euro 2012 championship in Poland and Ukraine.

"It's a great competition to play in and I've already been involved in a World Cup, so the season is not over yet," he said.

"Many great players have not managed to play in the tournament over the years so it's great for me that I'm going to be involved."

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Key Points

  • Swansea keeper Michel Vorm believes Welsh club will improve
  • Vorm kept 14 clean sheets in fine Barclays Premier League debut season
  • Keeper now linking up with the Netherlands squad for Euro 2012