Vorm looking forward
New Swans keeper admits he was busier than normal in City debut
Last Updated: August 16, 2011 6:09pm
Vorm: Swansea goalkeeper admits he was worked harder than is used to
Swansea goalkeeper Michel Vorm has admitted his debut against Manchester City kept him busier than usual, but was now looking to their next match.
Despite conceding four goals in their heavy defeat, the Dutch international had to deal with a barrage of further shots as City exerted their dominance late in the first half and throughout the second.
He stood up to many attempts with some fine saves, including one stunning stop to get down with one hand to keep Yaya Toure's low, deflected free-kick off the line.
Vorm was praised for his performance by many, with the £1.5million signing hopeful that they could bounce back for the visit of Wigan to the Liberty Stadium on Saturday.
Vorm told Swans Player: "I think it was the busiest match I have ever played in.
"In the first 20-25 minutes we played very well, in the second half you hope you get some chances but they have such good quality players.
"If we had won or drawn it would have been a bonus, we don't need to win these kind of matches, Saturday is much more important.
"These are games we can win and if we play like we did in the first half, we can create chances.
"Wigan have quality, but not the kind of quality City have and it's important to play the same way Saturday and take the three points."
Swans boss Brendan Rodgers was also full of praise for his new signing, who only arrived at the club on Thursday, and felt the final scoreline did not do his performance justice.
"It's a funny one, you lose 4-0 but many players have shown up, none more so than Michel," he said.
"It is very much a team game but you have got to give big credit to him, he only came into the club on Thursday.
"You can see why he is the Dutch number two but he will improve and adapt. I think he will end up being a very good signing for us."