Gorre's "better and stronger" after Den Haag experience
16th February 2016
Kenji Gorre feels he has returned to Swansea City "a better and stronger player" following his loan spell at ADO Den Haag.
The winger played five games for the top-flight Dutch club during a loan spell at the Kyocera Stadion.
Gorre, who helped Swans Under-21s to the Development League Two title last season, originally linked up with Den Haag in July with the 21-year-old expecting to remain with Den Haag for the remainder of the campaign.
But, after both clubs felt it was in the best interests of the player to return to Swansea last month, Gorre is now back on familiar soil in SA1.
And, despite seeing his game-time limited with the Eredivisie club, Gorre has taken plenty of positives from his time in his native Holland - in particular his Den Haag debut.
"My debut was crazy," said Gorre, who penned a new three-year deal with the Swans last summer. "We were 2-1 down against PSV and I came off the bench and set up the winner. I put the ball into the box and our keeper (Martin Hansen) got onto it and scored a really late equaliser. It was hectic.
"I didn't get to play as much as I would have liked at Den Haag. They brought two experienced wingers in not long after I arrived, so my chances were a little limited after that.
"But I learned a lot from my time there, especially about how they prepare for games and the way they played.
"Being around the first-team squad every day and being involved in games played in front of big crowds were a great experience.
"I feel I have come back a better and stronger player."
Since returning to the Swans, Gorre has been training with the first-team as he looks to impress head coach Francesco Guidolin.
Gorre, who made his senior debut in the final game of last season against Crystal Palace, added: "It's great to be back around the lads.
"Training has been great. I want to show the new gaffer what I can do and see if I can earn an opportunity to be involved in the first team."