Swansea City's Michel Vorm relishing another crack at the Premier League
Swansea City goalkeeper Michel Vorm is relishing another crack at the Premier League, and says Michael Laudrup's experience will be "vital" for the Swans.
The 29-year-old returned to Wales this week after he was given an extra week off because of his Euro 2012 involvement with Holland.
"I was very pleased when Michael was appointed and I don't think there could have been a better replacement as manager," he said.
"He has had an amazing career and his experience will be vital for us. His style suits the way we play and hopefully we can push on as a team and a club."
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But Vorm admits he was disappointed to see Brendan Rodgers leave for Liverpool in May.
"I was in a pre-tournament training camp in Switzerland when Brendan left for Liverpool, then we moved on to Ukraine and Michael Laudrup was appointed.
"I was obviously disappointed to see Brendan go because he was the manager who brought me to Swansea and I had good communication with him from the day I arrived.
"He was very close to the group and the results we had were very much because of him. I am going to miss him, but it's a fantastic opportunity for him to show what he is all about at Liverpool."
The Dutchman believes the Swans will have to "work even harder" to maintain their progress this season, but is adamant the experience they've gained over the last 12 months will prove invaluable.
"It's good to be back," declared Vorm. "The Euro campaign was a disappointment for me and the team, so I can't wait to get the season started with Swansea.
"Some important people have left the club over the summer, but the bulk of the squad is still here and looking forward to the new campaign.
"We did well last season, but that doesn't count for anything now because we all start with zero points.
"We will have to work even harder than we did last season to achieve the same goal, but I believe the experience we gained in our first season in the Premier League will be a huge help."