06:00 3rd May 2013
. . . Michel insists Swans can turn form around against Mancini's men
Michel Vorm feels the Swans must be at full throttle if they are to end their barren spell and beat Manchester City this weekend.
Roberto Mancini’s side head to the Liberty on Saturday looking to claim the league double over the Swans courtesy of their 1-0 victory at the Etihad Stadium last October.
City have won six of their last eight games, while Michael Laudrup’s side have only won once in that period.
But Vorm feels the Swans, who beat Mancini’s men 1-0 in this fixture last season, are capable of turning their form around with victory over the visitors.
“We have played against very good opponents in the last few months, but in most of the games we haven’t played badly,” said Vorm.
“We have been a little unlucky in front of goal, and against big teams you can lose games because of it.
“For part of games we have played quite well, but obviously a game is 90 minutes long and not 45 or 60 minutes.
“We have to learn from the last six games and put that to use for the rest of this season and the start of next season.
“We can beat anyone, and last season showed that we can beat them (Manchester City) even though they went on to win the title.
“If we can perform like we can, but for longer than 45 or 60 minutes, then we have a chance to beat them.”
Today marks the tenth anniversary of the Swans’ 4-2 victory over Hull City which meant they avoided relegation out of the Football League.
And Vorm has labelled the rise of the club to the top flight as an “unbelievable story”.
“When you look at what the club had been through and how close it was to being relegated into non league - it’s an unbelievable story,” said the Dutch international.
“Now, ten years on, people see Swansea as an established Premier League club. It’s incredible how the club has progressed on and off the pitch.
“Even in Holland, people are talking about Swansea in the Premier League next season already and about new signings.
“For me, it’s my second season and I feel like I’ve played here for years and years.
“I have a very good feeling here, and that’s important when you want to perform.
“Even though we changed manager in the summer, I think it was easy for Michael to settle down here and build on what we had.
“It’s everything – the city, the fans, the team. It’s so easy to fit in.”