Tremmel admits Romanian laser show was blinding him
GERHARD Tremmel has admitted he was left unable to see at various points during Swansea City's Petrolul Ploiesti after being targeted by at least one laser.
And the Swansea keeper reckons Uefa must find a way to prevent such incidents occurring again.
"I think there were two or three different lasers, from both stands," said Tremmel, "and once it hits your eyes you just can't see anything.
"They are powerful. I would see them flash across and then it would hit directly. It was bad.
"Obviously as soon as you move it stops because they would have to be a pretty sharp-shooter to keep up with you moving.
"But it is in your head. You are trying to organise your defence at a corner, but you notice it happening and it is distracting. It is annoying. You want to concentrate, get organised but you are thinking about the people in the crowd.
"It was pretty much the whole game. It wasn't constant, but it was every few minutes someone pointed one at me."
Michael Laudrup has called for the authorities to take action after the incidents in Romania.
And Tremmel agreed, saying: "I wouldn't want to say people should be banned for it, but something like this should not happen.
"It should be out of the stadium. Uefa need to find some way to deal with it, whatever that is. It is meant to be a football game, not a laser shooting game.
"I didn't speak to the Uefa delegate myself, but I think the club mentioned it."
Despite being an experienced European campaigner, Tremmel has only had to deal with lasers on a couple of occasions throughout his career.
The 34-year-old believes such incidents would not happen in the Premier League because the perpetrators would be quickly weeded out.
"I have only seen this once or twice, but it seems like it is getting more popular over the last few years," Tremmel said.
"But they are being found out because you have so many cameras in stadiums.
"You can see who does it and you get charged for it, simple as that.
"It has never happened to me in the Premier League because the supporters know they would be caught and charged."
As well as the lasers, Tremmel was left frustrated by Swansea's display in Ploiesti.
Laudrup's men had opportunities to win the game, and their failure to take them proved costly as they went down 2-1.
Swansea won the tie 6-3 on aggregate, but there was disappointment about the manner of their second-leg display.
"I think if we'd scored an early goal it would have killed them, it would have taken a lot from them," Tremmel said.
"But we didn't they were all over us for the whole game. They were so motivated to beat us.
"I didn't have any doubt that we would get through after the first leg, but it was harder work than we expected."