Vorm: Defeat was frustrating
16th March 2014
Michel Vorm insists the Swans were left frustrated after Saturday's home defeat against West Brom.
The hosts made the perfect start when Roland Lamah - one of three changes to the starting line-up - scored with a neat finish after just two minutes.
Wilfried Bony had a golden chance to double the lead but Ben Foster saved from point-blank range, while Albion offered little in the opening period.
However, the visitors came quickly out of the blocks after the interval and levelled when Stephane Sessegnon beat Vorm with a low drive.
And Pepe Mel's side too all three points late on when Youssouf Mulumbu stroked the ball home for only West Brom's second league win in 19 games.
"It was very frustrating," said Vorm. "And very similar to the last home game against Crystal Palace.
"We played very well in the first half and created lots of chances, but in the second half we didn't.
"We were so comfortable, we were aggressive and controlled the game.
"But West Brom pressed us well in the second half and we let ourselves down."
The Swans are now without a win in seven matches in all competitions to leave themselves just four points clear of the drop zone.
Garry Monk's side now face back-to-back away trips to Everton and Arsenal ahead of a crucial home clash against Norwich at the end of March.
However, Saturday's defeat against West Brom saw the return of Michu - with the Spaniard having been ruled out through injury for the past three months.
And Vorm believes last season's top scorer will be a major boost heading into the final stretch of the campaign.
"For me, there were no excuses," said the Dutchman. "If you don't produce the same mentality in the second half as you did in the first, then you will lose games - no matter who you play against.
"The points were important for them, and for us as well so it is disappointing."
He added: "That was the only positive from the second half. After three months out lets hope he is getting match fit again and we'll definitely need him for the last nine games."