Swansea City keeper Michel Vorm insists lessons must be learned from demanding season
3rd May 2014
Michel Vorm insists the Swans can learn a lot from a demanding season after they signed off their home campaign with a disappointing 1-0 defeat to Southampton.
The Swans were beaten by a bizarre Rickie Lambert goal in added on time in a game that looked destined to end in a goal-less draw.
Defeat left the Swans on 39 points, with Garry Monk's side facing a trip to Sunderland next weekend in what will be their final fixture of a season that has comprised of 54 games in all competitions.
And Vorm, who looks set to be part of Holland's squad for the World Cup this summer, believes the Swans can learn many lessons from their season.
"Overall this season, it has been a little disappointing, but it is certainly one we can learn a lot from," said Vorm.
"It is good to learn things the hard way sometimes, and we can certainly take those lessons into next season.
"The Europa League was an amazing experience with some nice trips and games. It was hard, but next season will be different because we won't have those fixtures and we will have normal preparation for league matches.
"Next season we must learn from the mistakes we made this season."
Vorm also explained Southampton's bizarre winner, which came in the 93rd minute of a low-key affair.
He added: "The circumstances that led to the goal were unexpected - it was very unlucky.
"It was a through pass for Lambert and (Jordi) Amat's header flicked on to Ash (Williams), who hit it into the air and towards goal. But Lambert was in front of me and it just dropped in.
"Everything that could have gone wrong went wrong. The fact it went in off his arm proves that.
"Southampton are a very good team that played very well, but I think we had the best chances.
"It was a 0-0 game when you look at it, but they won the game with a lucky goal in the end. That has happened too many times this season, particularly at home.
"We have struggled in quite a few games at home, which is strange for us. But next season we must improve our form at home."