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No excuses for Swansea, says Vorm

23 February 2013 18:32

Swansea City goalkeeper Michel Vorm is confident his team can overcome League Two outfit Bradford City in the League Cup final.

Since arriving in the off-season of 2011 for a fee of around 1.5 million pounds, the Netherlands shot-stopper has made 53 appearances and kept 17 clean sheets.

In an interview with Dutch football magazine Voetbal International, Vorm admitted his surprise at the Swansea's rise to prominence and insists the greater quality in their squad should secure an easy win over Bradford.

He said: "We have been playing for more than one-and-a-half years in the Premier League. When I came from Utrecht, I did not expect Swansea to already be this good.

"For most of the Swansea City players, it's the first possibility to win a prize. It's a wonderful experience.

"That's the special thing about English football – strange things can happen. But it's simple really – Swansea possesses better players in every position.

"Bradford City's players have learned to fight in League Two, but that's no excuse for us – we must win the final. Swansea has also come a long way.

"Playing at Wembley will make a huge impression on Bradford's players.

"They will not be used to playing in front of such a large crowd, especially since they have played a lot of home games in the cup."

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Info

Competition
League Cup
Date
24 February 2013
Kick-off
17:00
Half-time
0 - 2
Full-time
0 - 5
Venue
Wembley Stadium (London)
Attendance
82997

Goals

0 - 1
16' N. Dyer
0 - 2
40' Michu
 (assist by Pablo Hernández)
0 - 3
48' N. Dyer
 (assist by W. Routledge)
0 - 4
59' J. de Guzmán (PG)
0 - 5
90'+1 J. de Guzmán
 (assist by Àngel Rangel)

Lineups

# Player Bookings
12 56'
2
23
16
27
24
14
18
11
9
21
Coach: P. Parkinson
# Player Bookings
25
6
22
33
20 59' 90+1'
15
12 16' 48'
24 38'
7
11
9 40'
Coach: M. Laudrup

Substitutes

# Player Bookings
5
1
20
4
7
17
26
# Player Bookings
16
14
21
1
17
19
26

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