We're proud to earn respect of fans - Michel
28 April 2016|Tottenham Hotspur
In a season of many memorable wins, one makes Michel Vorm and his team-mates as proud as anything – winning the respect of the fans.
Monday’s draw against West Brom was a huge blow as we attempt to haul in Premier League leaders Leicester City.
But if there was a moment where #Together THFC was underlined, it was at the final whistle, where crestfallen players were lifted by fans singing ‘we love you Tottenham, we do’ as they came to terms with the result.
That togetherness has grown over the course of a season where the players have delivered on the pitch and the fans have been there, as always, every step of the way.
“Football is about emotion and that’s something that came up after the game,” said Michel, a goalkeeper with only one start in the Premier League but one whose enthusiasm, hard work and willingness to push Hugo Lloris every working day typifies our team spirit.
“We can be so proud of what we’re doing. The thing is, when you walk around, you meet Tottenham fans and they are so proud and that makes you feel proud as well.
“They approach you and there is so much respect and I feel that’s something we’ve won this season.
“The fans are so proud and that’s something we don’t forget. If we’re above Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester United, City and Liverpool in the table, that has to be a good thing.”
Michel painted a picture of the dressing room after the draw against West Brom, a match we dominated for long periods but couldn’t find a crucial second goal.
“This is football, you win some and lose some, but the disappointment in the dressing room was the biggest since I’ve been here,” explained the Dutch international.
“We all want to compete until the end, but you feel something slipping away. It’s not over yet but you want to be in the strongest position for as long as you can and if you see how we played in the first half, we were so good.
“In the second half, we still created chances but if you don’t score a second goal, it can cost you., and that’s what was most frustrating.
“It’s tough, but there is so much to look forward to.”