Goalkeeper Michel Vorm believes the Swans will be ready to face a tough Barclays Premier League opener at QPR on Saturday.
Vorm left the Liberty Stadium after Saturday’s 3-3 draw with crack Bundesliga side Stuttgart to team up with the Dutch national squad for a friendly with Belgium in Brussels on Wednesday night.
But before departing, Vorm promised to return fit and determined to help “a better squad” end a barren run at Loftus Road where the Swans have yet to record a victory.
“It will be a tough one,’’ declared Vorm. “Our last two results at QPR (3-0 and 4-0) have not been good for us, especially last season which was our worst performance of the campaign.
“But I think we have a better squad than last season with the new boys around and we know what to expect. It’s always hard to play at Loftus Road, but if we play our own game and work hard then we can beat anyone at home or away.’’
Vorm is also convinced that last Saturday’s final pre-season friendly against Stuttgart will stand them in good stead for the big kick-off on Saturday.
Having failed to perform in the opening 45 minutes, the Swans found themselves trailing 2-0 before a resounding second-half comeback saw them storm into a 3-2 lead before the German’s grabbed a deserved late equaliser.
“If you concede three goals it’s not a nice feeling for a goalkeeper,’’ added Vorm. “But I would rather concede three in a friendly than at QPR on Saturday.
“What you’ve got to remember is that the Bundesliga is a very strong league. Suttgart are a very fit team with good players - and that’s why it was a good test for us.
“We failed the test in the first-half by not performing and going 2-0 down. But we passed the test in the second-half and could have gone 4-2 up.
“It ended 3-3 with lessons to learn, but I also saw a lot of positives. Yes, we’ve got things to work on over the next week, but I believe we will be ready for QPR come Saturday.’’
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