Vorm assesses home loss

28th September 2013

Stand-in skipper Michel Vorm felt a failure to react to Arsenal's opening goal was a crucial factor in the Swans' home defeat to the Gunners.
Two goals in four minutes from Serge Gnabry and Aaron Ramsey gave Arsenal a healthy lead at the Liberty before Ben Davies pulled one back in the final eight minutes to set up a tense finish.
Arsenal held on to move back to the top of the Barclays Premier League, which means the Swans are still waiting for their first home win in the league since March.
And Vorm, who captained the side in the absence of Ashley Williams and Leon Britton from the starting XI, felt the Swans needed to deal better with falling behind in the game.



"The first half was an even 45 minutes with neither side really creating many chances," said the Dutch international.
"But Arsenal started the second half a lot quicker with us, and when we went behind we needed a better reaction.
"The same happened against Manchester United - they got one goal and then got another one shortly after. So we need to learn from it.
"When you concede one goal your organisation can be a little over the place sometimes.
"We can't allow that to happen in this league because it gives you a mountain to climb.
"We got a goal back late on, but we shouldn't have allowed ourselves to be in that position."
The focus for the Swans now moves onto Thursday's Europa League tie at home to Swiss side St Gallen.
Michael Laudrup's side will be looking to build on their excellent opening Group Stage victory over Valencia, and Vorm believes the squad will quickly get over the Gunners setback.
"It's good that we played on a Saturday because we now have a few days to recover and prepare for the Europa League game on Thursday," he added.
"Our focus now moves onto the next game - it's the same whether we win, lose or draw.
"We won our first game in the group and it would be great to add another win because it will be six points from six.
"We can't let this defeat (to Arsenal) affect us in any way. We will get into training, prepare as hard as we usually do, and make sure we play our usual game."

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