West Ham United goalkeeper Adrian has admitted that he wants to feel proud of the Hammers team and a win over Middlesbrough on Saturday will restore the feel-good factor around the club.
Big things were expected from Slaven Bilic’s men this season after a progressive campaign in 2015-16 and an expansive recruitment drive over the course of the summer.
Add to this the move to the London Stadium and a fight to finish in the top six was expected by the Irons fans.
However, five defeats from their opening six Premier League games and elimination from the Europa League has represented a terrible start to the new season for West Ham.
Adrian has stated that this weekend’s clash with Aitor Karanka’s men is the ideal opportunity to get back on track and he wants to feel proud of the team’s efforts against the Teeside outfit.
“If we play well and show a good performance the fans will be very happy and proud of this team, we want to get a good result in front of our fans,” the Spaniard told the club’s official website.
“We have big names in the team and many players in each position. We have a strong squad with the new signings and if we can get a good result, the mentality will change with everyone.”
Adrian has not been free of criticism this season, with the goalkeeper at fault for some of the goals conceded this term to date.