Tremmel ready to take his chance

7th December 2014
Gerhard Tremmel insists he is ready to take his chance if it comes against Tottenham Hotspur next weekend.
The German goalkeeper was called into action for the last 15 minutes of the game against West Ham when the Swans were reduced to ten men after Lukasz Fabianski was sent off for a foul on Diafra Sakho outside the box.
The 35-year-old is now likely to start in goal for the Swans' next game at home to Tottenham on Sunday, unless the club decide to appeal the red card and come away with a favourable judgement.


"It is quite rare that a goalkeeper comes on during a match,'' he said. "But seeing the reaction of the referee, I knew I was coming on straight away.
"It is always difficult to come on during a game that late because you are not prepared; you are not warm, you are sitting on the bench for 70 minutes and it is hard to get into it.
"I think it was one of our poorer games this year. We couldn't match our usual standard we set in the previous games. 
"West Ham has always been a tough place to come to; they try to push us high and we could not really find a way through.
"Today, we were one-nil up, we had that advantage and we could not get anything out of it. That is quite disappointing, but it is just one game of many.
"When I saw Lukasz coming off his line I knew it was going to be very close for him to reach the ball. 
"I'm always looking forward to playing for Swansea, and this will be no different.
"We have some important fixtures coming up. We need to get as many points as possible to sit comfortably in the table before the New Year. It is a very important phase for us and we want to get as much points as possible."