£3.5m Tottenham newbie eyes Wembley after 2013 absence

Michel Vorm

Swansea City goalkeeper Michel Vorm is hoping to play at Wembley this season.

Tottenham Hotspur were left indebted to the substitute performance of outcast Ryan Mason last night as they struggled to victory over Championship pace-setters Nottingham Forest at White Hart Lane in the Capital One Cup.

They eventually came through the game 3-1 but not after Jorge Grant had given them a scare, slotting the ball beyond Michel Vorm for the opening goal on the night.

For Vorm it was unfortunately the first time he had the pick the ball out of his net as a Spurs goalkeeper, as last night finally represented his debut for the club.

Mauricio Pochettino snapped him up to provide competition for number one goalkeeper Hugo Lloris this summer, with Tottenham paying £3.5 million for the Dutch international.

The 30-year-old has now spoken about making his Tottenham debut. He spoke to Dutch media after the game about the fixture:

"It was very special. Just at the moment before a tricky twenty final minutes [Ryan] Mason hit the goal we had been waiting for. Afterwards I felt that we would win. It's special to win in this tournament and special to play. Hopefully we can reach the match at Wembley, but really you should of course take every game as it comes."

Vorm of course has previous in the League Cup. He won the competition at Swansea in 2012-13, although he did not play at Wembley in the final, with Gerhard Tremmel instead preferred. So it is clear he is hoping for a similar run this season in order to get the chance to feature at Wembley.

League football looks unlikely for Vorm, with Lloris ahead of him, but with Tottenham also in the Europa League and Vorm back to full fitness - expect to see plenty of him in action this campaign.

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