Michel Vorm reveals Robin van Persie is a Swansea City fan
MICHEL Vorm has revealed how Robin van Persie is a Swansea City fan as Michael Laudrup's men prepare for a second crack at the Premier League.
Vorm is relishing the prospect of a return to Premier League action after a frustrating summer spent sat on the Dutch bench.
Vorm, Holland's second-choice keeper behind Maarten Stekelenburg, watched on from the sidelines as the Oranje endured a miserable Euro 2012.
But he has revealed how his success at club level last season was the talk of the Netherlands' dressing room.
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"When I joined up with the national team in the summer, all the guys from the Premier League were only positive about Swansea," Vorm said.
"Robin van Persie said to me: 'Swansea for me were the best surprise team in the Premier League because of the way they played'.
"At the beginning of the season people were asking if we could keep it going and we did.
"Of course we played some bad games as well, but that is normal in a 38-game season.
"If you look throughout the season, everybody was positive about what we did."
Vorm admits he was sad to see Brendan Rodgers, the architect of Swansea's success last season, depart in the summer for Liverpool.
But the 28-year-old believes Laudrup can pick up the baton and take Swansea forward once more next term.
"After Brendan left, I thought 'Okay, what's going to happen now?'.
"But when the club signed Michael Laudrup I was very pleased.
"His playing career was amazing. He knows a lot about football and he is a really experienced guy.
"He has managed in Spain and the style he likes to play is quite similar to how we want to play at Swansea.
"I don't think there is a better replacement for Brendan than Michael Laudrup."