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Swansea City defender reveals key factor in their positive start to 2019/20 campaign

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Swansea City defender, Mike van der Hoorn has revealed that the defensive improvements is something that the Swans can be ‘proud’ of heading into the first international break.

Steve Cooper’s side currently sit top of the league after a breathtaking start to the season saw them pick up five wins from their first six fixtures.

The Swans ended August on a high after they scored a last minute winner away to Leeds United before the international break.

In the league, Cooper’s side have already kept three clean sheets, and defender van der Hoorn has been a key part of the defensive displays.

Speaking to swanseacity.com, van der Horn 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.

“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.”

The Verdict

It’s been an unbelievable start to the season for the Swans. No one would have expected this so far, but to be unbeaten after six games is a great start for Cooper’s side.

They seem to have all the confidence in the world at the current minute, and believe that they can cause any team problems – which they can. Cooper has come in, and so far it appears like they’ve taken their game to the next level.

The defensive shape looks as though it has improved on last season and to keep a clean sheet at Elland Road is simply sensational. It’ll be interesting to see if they can keep it up after the international break.

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