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'It's about working hard every day' - Michel

Posted on 25 June 2015  - 16:54

Michel Vorm says hard work on the training ground is key to a goalkeeper’s fortunes.

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Our Dutch international stopper made 14 appearances for us in all competitions last season, following his switch from Premier League rivals Swansea City.

Serving as back-up to Hugo Lloris on the domestic scene, the former Utrecht man figured prominently in our cup competition exploits in 2014-15 before finally making his Premier League debut for us in March as he began a four-game spell between the sticks in the absence of an injured Hugo.

Assessing his time at Spurs to date, the 31-year-old has highlighted the need to be on top of his game every day in training in order to be ready for action.

“I think that I’ve shown who I am and what I can do over the last year,” said Michel, who was part of the Netherlands’ squad at last summer’s World Cup finals in Brazil. “Obviously people will have seen me play before, but it’s always good to show what you can do in games in front of your own supporters.

“I can say that, with the 14 games I’ve played, it’s not bad for my first season at Spurs. When you’re new at a club, it’s not easy. You need to settle in, you bring your family to a new area, change homes, the whole package, so it was quite a ride last season.

“But as a goalkeeper, for me it’s all about working hard every day on the training pitch and if you get the chance to play you try to do as well as you can.”