West Ham fringe player hoping to secure first-team place after impressing v Man City
West Ham United goalkeeper Adrian is hoping for a run of games in the first team after his standout performance in the Premier League defeat at Manchester City on Sunday afternoon.
The 30-year-old made his first league start of the campaign and pulled off a number of impressive saves in the 2-1 defeat at the Etihad Stadium.
The Hammers’ first-choice goalkeeper Joe Hart is on loan at the London Stadium from City and was unable to play against his parent club, opening the door for Adrian.
The Spaniard told Sky Sports in his post-match interview (Super Sunday, Sky Sports Premier League) that he is hoping new manager David Moyes gives him more chances to show his quality.
“Personally, this is my fifth season at West Ham. I do my best every time I play,” he said.
“I hope I have more chances to play from now. The competition is great, so for the manager the next game we don’t know.”
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West Ham have fallen to 19th place in the Premier League table and are without a win in their last eight league matches, losing five of them.
The team also have the worst defensive record in the division with 32 goals conceded. Hart has conceded three or more goals in a single game seven times in the Premier League this season and has been criticised for his performances.
Adrian’s performance has left Moyes with a decision to make ahead of their next Premier League game against champions Chelsea.
In other West Ham news, Stan Collymore has given his verdict on their season so far.