West Ham United stopper Adrian says he wants to continue his fine form between the sticks by keeping a clean sheet against Newcastle on Saturday.
The Spanish goalkeeper has been one of the Hammers’ standout players since David Moyes took over, knocking Joe Hart off the No.1 spot in amazing style.
Now, Adrian says he wants to continue to repay Moyes’ faith in him by keeping a fourth straight clean sheet in the Premier League against Rafa Benitez’s Newcastle.
“Personally, it was really important for me to come back to the starting eleven for the Manchester City game, when Joe couldn’t play because of his contract,” the ‘keeper told the West Ham Official Programme.
“I produced a good performance and after this the manager has had confidence in me to keep playing, so I have to give him the same confidence on the pitch every time I have the opportunity. I am in a positive way now and feel in good form.
“To be honest, the start of this season was the hardest three or four months I have had at West Ham. At the end of last season, I got my position in the starting eleven again and I played well and we finished well so to be out of the team at the start of this season was hard for me.
“I knew that, if I worked hard, this opportunity would come, initially in the cup games, and possibly in the Premier League, to show my level.”
[Quotes sourced via whufc.com]