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Michel happy to play his part

Posted on 7 April 2015  - 12:35

Michel Vorm admitted it was “not our best game” against Burnley – but reinforced the importance of not losing the match at Turf Moor.

Michel denies Burnley's Danny Ings on SundayComing across to cover the post as George Boyd's effort goes wide

Chances at both ends were few and far between in Sunday’s goalless draw, although our Dutch international goalkeeper was forced into action to deny Danny Ings on a couple of occasions.

In goal in the absence of the injured Hugo Lloris, the 31-year-old was pleased to keep a clean sheet, although he admitted it was an opportunity missed at the other end.

“When you go to a place like Burnley you know they are fighting against relegation and teams have struggled against them,” he said.

“They didn’t have that many big chances over the 90 minutes but they kept going and we knew that they would give everything.

“In the end it was 0-0 and not our best game, although you have to make sure you don’t lose.

“It could have been a good day after Saturday’s results so it’s a shame, but the ‘nil’ against their name was the most positive thing. We wanted more and that has to be the aim in future.”

The match marked Michel’s first Premier League start in our colours and his second top flight appearance of the season, following his introduction as an early substitute for the injured Hugo in the 4-3 win over Leicester last month.

The experienced custodian was pleased to come into the side and confirmed he aims to take every chance he gets between the sticks for us.

“You always have to be ready,” he added. “I work very well with Hugo, Brad Friedel and Goalkeeping Coach Toni Jimenez – he always makes sure we’re ready because you never know what is going to happen.

“Now it’s my chance and I think I did okay. That’s what we train for every day.”