Swansea goalkeeper Michel Vorm refused to look for excuses for his part in Aston Villa’s opening goal in their win over the Welsh side at Villa Park.
Vorm appeared to dive beyond Matt Lowton’s swerving volley which gave Villa the lead after 16 minutes, with Christian Benteke’s late goal sealing Villa’s first Premier League win of the campaign, and Swansea’s first loss of the season. The Netherlands international admitted the nature of footballs now makes it harder for keepers to judge the flight of the ball, but he also admited there was not much he could do about Lowton’s strike. He told Sky Sports:
“”It swerved a bit and I saw it a bit late. I was already moving to my right as well, and I couldn’t make up so it was a bit unlucky. They make the balls not to please the goalkeeper but to please the players who shoot a lot. It’s something you have to deal with and you see a lot of times it is hard for the goalkeepers to keep the ball in their hands. But in the Premier League we have good goalkeepers and we have to deal with it. It’s not really about the ball, I like the ball. If you look throughout the season you will see some goals that go in that you think are because of the ball – but I am not going to blame the ball.”
Swansea’s next tie sees them face a tough fixture at the Liberty Stadium against Everton.