Swansea goalkeeper Michel Vorm targets regular Netherlands spot

Michel Vorm
Michel Vorm made his international debut against Japan in 2009

Swansea goalkeeper Michel Vorm says playing in the Premier League is aiding his international ambitions with the Netherlands.

Vorm started for the Dutch in their recent Euro 2012 qualifiers against Moldova and Sweden due to an injury to Maarten Stekelenburg.

And the 27-year-old says playing in the Premier League will be beneficial if he is to hold on to the number one shirt.

"I think it's important to play at this kind of level," he said.

The Netherlands are among the nations who have already qualified for next summer's European Championships, which will be hosted by Poland and the Ukraine.

And Vorm, who joined Swansea from Utrecht in August, is determined to be his country's number-one choice at the finals.

"For me it was very important to play for the national team and I've now [won] nine caps," said Vorm.

"The level from Swansea to Holland is not that big. For me it's better to adapt.

"Of course it's an ambition [to be first choice] but you must be realistic and he [Stekelenburg] did very well for longer periods.

"The main thing for me is to play well at Swansea and we'll see what happens."

Vorm returned to club action on Saturday but could not prevent Swansea from suffering their fourth away defeat of the season at Norwich.

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And the former Utrecht stopper says the Swans were up against it after conceding two goals in the opening 10 minutes at Carrow Road.

"We can do better. It was a bad day," admitted Vorm.

"If you play your own game and didn't concede so quickly I think we had a good chance to win it. There were opportunities to win.

"For them it was the perfect match to play because they scored the first two goals.

"Everybody knows against the big teams [Manchester] City and Chelsea away we conceded goals.

"But that was a different kind of level and I didn't expect we'd concede three goals.

"As a team [our] defence wasn't that good and you see at this level every team can score if you don't defend well and they did.

Brendan Rodgers' side have another away day next Saturday at Wolves, who lost 2-0 at West Brom on Sunday.

Swansea's away form is in contrast to their performances at the Liberty Stadium this season, where they are unbeaten and yet to concede a goal.

And Vorm says Swansea need to start replicating their home form on the road, starting at Molineux next weekend.

"It's frustrating but we have to go on and next week is an important game again," he said.

"If we play as we do at home we can win those matches. We've got to learn and next week we can take the points off Wolves."

Swansea are waiting to see if they will have striker Stephen Dobbie available for that match.

On Monday he was due to have a scan on the ankle he injured in the Norwich defeat.

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