The Liberty Stadium

Next Game

Swansea v Burnley

Saturday, 23 August 2014, 15:00

Barclays Prem

Old Trafford

Last Game

Man Utd 1 - 2 Swansea

Saturday, 16 August 2014, 12:45

Barclays Prem

Vorm has no FA Cup fears

Michel Vorm has insisted that Swansea City will go to Everton with a lot of confidence as they bid to extend their fine record in cup competitions.

Last Updated: 16/02/14 at 23:58 Post Comment

Michel Vorm: Looking forward to Everton tie in FA Cup

Michel Vorm: Looking forward to Everton tie in FA Cup

Swansea have already knocked Premier League champions Manchester United out of this season's FA Cup and can reach the quarter-finals with a win at Goodison Park on Sunday.

Having also won the Capital One Cup last term and beaten Valencia away from home en route to the last 32 of the Europa League, Vorm admits there is a feeling at Swansea that they can beat anyone.

"We've already shown in the cups that everything is possible. We've had some of our best results in the cups and we'll go to Everton with a lot of confidence," the Dutch goalkeeper said in the Daily Mirror.

"Everton play some amazing football under Roberto Martinez but I think that suits us better and the way we play than, for example, going to Stoke.

"We seem to do well in the knock-out competitions so we won't have any fears. I think of all the wins we've had, Valencia away is the best. A top team, great trip for the fans and to win there for our fans was amazing."

Swansea have struggled since that victory at Valencia in September, with Michael Laudrup sacked as manager and Garry Monk picking up the reins.

Vorm is convinced that Swansea can get back on track and enjoy a successful finish to the season, although he still has sympathy for Laudrup.

He explained: "It was hard to say goodbye with Michael because we were all together for 18 months, we had some great times, won a trophy and got into Europe.

"The results weren't good enough this season. I've been a player long enough to know that it is always the manager that pays the price. I had great times with Michael, so it was a hard time.

"But I know Garry well. When I was coming back from my knee injury, we were in the gym together a lot. He was always going to be a manager, he's such a natural.

"The players know him, they like him, they respect him and they listen to him. He's no longer one of the boys, he's the gaffer. I told him straight away, 'Don't worry, we've got your back.' We are all behind him."

Vorm, who has been impressed by the performances of his fellow keepers in the Premier League, believes he can go to the World Cup this summer as Holland's No.1.

He said: "If you look at the table, Cardiff are second from bottom and yet their keeper, David Marshall, has been their best player. Fulham are bottom but I know just how good [fellow Dutchman] Maarten Stekelenburg is. Those are the keepers at the bottom, which shows you just how good the standard is.

"I think it pushes you as a keeper. It's competition to be the best.

"I went to the World Cup in 2010 in a different situation. But now I've played a lot of matches for the national team and I feel if I'm playing well for Swansea then I stand a good chance of being in the starting XI."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

H

ow are people still backing Arsenal for the title? It's like you're predicting the tide not to come in; Arsenal will finish third or fourth and make the quarter final of the Champions League. It was ever thus.

thefuldutch
F365's Season Predictions

N

othing screams 'Panic!!' when your new manager brings Fellaini on as a sub for your star signing of the summer and within 5 minutes you concede the winner. I know it is only the first game in but I would seriously be sh1**ng myself I was a Man Utd supporter. This has the potential of being very nasty indeed.

stevemelbourne
Now Are You Nervous, Louis?

I

n the words of Pete Townsend, meet the new boss, the same as the old boss. Though I would comment that it's 3 more points than we picked up in the same fixture last year, so that's a 100% improvement.

uncle monty
No Sign That Liverpool Will Lessen Attacking Intent

Footer 365

Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois wants rival Petr Cech to stay

Thibaut Courtois wants Petr Cech, his rival for the Chelsea goalkeeper's jersey, to stay at the club.

Champions League: Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger slams decision to send off Aaron Ramsey

Arsene Wenger described Aaron Ramsey's dismissal as "unacceptable" after Arsenal picked up a 0-0 draw at Besiktas.

Sky Bet Championship: Nottingham Forest go top, level with Cardiff, Charlton and Millwall

Nottingham Forest came from behind to replace Bournemouth at the top, level with Cardiff, Charlton and Millwall.

Mail Box

Dear Brendan, Please Sign Di Maria

That's the request to Brendan Rodgers in the mailbox, and not just because it would annoy Man United fans. Plus, more thoughts on why Arsenal didn't want Cescy back...

Man United Fans Still Pining For Mourinho

The morning mailbox ponders where United might be now had the club appointed Jose Mourinho last season, while Chelsea fans are getting very excited...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property