David Moyes appeared reluctant to praise his goalkeeper Adrian following West Ham’s loss to Manchester City, despite admitting that the player took his chance.
In an interview with BBC Radio 5 Live (Sunday 18:19), Moyes was asked whether Adrian took his chance on Sunday, and he complimented the goalkeeper before seeming to undermine his performance.
“He certainly did, he got both hands to most things that came in, ” Moyes said positively.
“But Manchester City’s shots were mostly from distance, most of them were outside the box and when they did get in we filled the box and made it difficult for them to score.”
The goalkeeper got a rare start for the Hammers as Joe Hart was unavailable to play against his parent club.
Adrian gained praise from West Ham fans for his performance, and at the time of writing, led the club’s official poll about who was their man of the match.
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Ahead of the game, the 30-year-old goalkeeper had only featured in the Hammers’ League Cup game this season.
Last season Adrian featured 19 times across all competitions for West Ham, conceding 36 goals and registering six clean sheets.
The goalkeeper is contracted to the Hammers until 2019 and has been at the club since 2013.
In other West Ham news, Gary Neville took a swipe at the Hammers ahead of their clash with Man City.