VIDEO: Euro clash can be the perfect tonic, says Swansea's Vorm
MICHEL Vorm says Swansea City's Europa League play-off match against Petrolul Ploiesti will be the perfect chance for them to bounce back from their 4-1 defeat to Manchester United.
Swansea suffered a chastening start to their Premier League campaign on Saturday, as two goals each from Robin van Persie and Danny Welbeck saw David Moyes begin his United reign with a convincing win.
That was Swansea's joint-heaviest home defeat in the Premier League, though the scoreline was arguably a little harsh on the hosts who had created a few chances of their own.
Michael Laudrup's men can now turn their attention to Thursday's first leg of their Europa League play-off tie with Romanian side Petrolul, and Vorm believes a win at the Liberty will help ease the pain of their loss to United.
"We have another game on Thursday and we have to focus on that immediately," he said.
"The first game we lost 4-1 and everybody is down.
"We have to analyse it, pick out the good points and there are 37 games to go (in the Premier League).
"It is good to have a game come so quickly after a defeat like this.
"We have a game on Thursday that is for a place in the group stages of the Europa League and we shouldn't forget that. It is something special and we will be ready for it."
Some had suggested this was an ideal time for Swansea to face United.
With the Premier League champions undergoing a summer of change with Moyes succeeding Sir Alex Ferguson — and the Swans impressing against Malmo in the Europa League — some had tipped Laudrup's side to cause an upset.
But Vorm insists the Swansea players had not been affected by the hype, and were simply undone by a superior team.
"I know we had a couple of European games before the season kicked off, and some people were talking us up before this game, but we certainly weren't getting carried away," said the Dutch goalkeeper.
"We started off well and, as a team, we knew we were playing against a top quality side.
"They know how to win the Premier League and they are one of the best sides in the world.
"Their efficiency is what makes them Manchester United and we aren't at that level."