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Swansea coach Tucker praises goalkeepers

Swansea City goalkeeping coach Adrian Tucker has praised the club’s two stoppers for their roles this season.

Both Michel Vorm and Gerhard Tremmel have been involved as Michael Laudrup’s side secured a top-ten finish in the Premier League, as well as the Capital One Cup.

Tucker feels Vorm has built on his impressive first season with the club, while Tremmel also weighed in with a number of impressive apperances in the Capital One Cup.

“Both goalkeepers have worked extremely hard this year. Michel started the season as number one but after suffering that injury against Manchester City, Gerhard came in and took his opportunity well,” Tucker told the club’s official website.

“I think he has surprised a few people, which has been fantastic and Michel has done equally well when he has played.

“Michael (Laudrup) was adamant that Gerhard would play in the cup games, regardless of whether we reached the final. From his point of view, it has been a massive bonus to play in those games and he has thoroughly deserved his opportunity.

“It is a difficult position to be in, but as long as you remain focussed and give everything in training then you will be confident enough to step in and do the job when required.”

While both players remain intent on being number one goalkeeper, Tucker says there is a good rapport between the two.

“It’s a really positive relationship,” he said.

“From a respect point of view, they have probably gained even more off respect from each other for their performances this season.

“Gerhard has played his number of games and they work well together and know that they are both very good goalkeepers.”

Tue 21 May, 2013
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