West Ham goalkeeper Adrian says he has found the last few months difficult since being replaced by Darren Randolph in the side back in November.
The Spaniard has however regained his place in the team in the last two matches against Everton and Stoke City, keeping two clean sheets in the process, and he told the club’s official website that although it has been challenging, he was still happy that his friend Randolph was getting games:
“It was difficult waiting to play obviously. I am a professional so it’s been hard the last few months, but at the end of the day, we are a team. Darren and me work hard every day together, and yes, we are good friends.”
Whether Adrian will remain the club’s number one next season, it remains to be seen. The club have retained his services by triggering a one year contract extension in his contract, but the fact that manager Slaven Bilic has chopped and changed he first choice keeper over the course of the season, it suggests the Croatian is not convinced about the options he has available to him.
The club have been linked with a number of keepers over the past few months, and it is likely that there will be a new arrival in the summer to rival Adrian between the sticks.