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Praise for defence

Posted on 7 January 2015  - 01:00

Michel Vorm paid tribute to the blossoming central defensive partnership between Federico Fazio and Jan Vertonghen after our FA Cup draw at Burnley.

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The third round tie represented the 16th time the pair had played together and stretched their run to just one defeat in those matches.

Another solid performance defensively meant goalkeeper Michel had little to do on the night as the Clarets were restricted to just five attempts at goal - all the more reason for the feeling of disappointment from the players after we'd taken the lead at Turf Moor. We now replay at the Lane on Wednesday.

"They’ve had games together now and they are progressing every week," said Michel, who has six starts to his name in all competitions.

"The best way to learn is by playing games and you can see it’s something they’ve worked on.

"Week to week they are getting stronger, getting better, the communication between them is getting better and they look very solid."