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Swansea City should be proud of defensive improvements, says centre-back

Speaking to Swansea City’s official club website, centre-back Mike van der Hoorn has said that the club should be proud of their defensive improvements shown in the early stages of the season.

At times last season, Swansea City’s defence was leaky at times. However, under the management of Steve Cooper, they have come on leaps and bounds, and not only in the defensive department.

The Swans sit top of the Championship after six games and remain unbeaten, winning four games and drawing twice in the process.

Now, speaking to the club’s official website, Mike van der Hoorn has said the club should be proud of their defensive improvements, but said the side should remain grounded after their strong start. He said:

It is really good to be top of the table and unbeaten going into the first international break.

“To get a clean sheet away in our last game was brilliant. We couldn’t sort that out last year but we are now.

“From a defensive aspect, everyone in the team can be proud of what we have done so far – not just the defenders or Freddie (Woodman), but the midfielders and forwards too. It has been a team effort.

“This is only the start. We can’t look too far ahead like promotion places or the play-offs,” said the 26-year-old, who scored the winning goal in the opening-day win over Hull City.

“There are still 40 games to go, but we are pleased so far.

“We just need to keep going, be happy on the pitch, play with pride and do the best we can. That way, our qualities will show and make a difference.”

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