Adrian targets treble celebration
Adrian is hoping to deliver a treble celebration.
Not only have West Ham United taken up a two-year option on the the Spanish goalkeeper's contract, but he also wants to help West Ham United sign-off the 2016/17 with a win at Burnley.
To complete a personal hat-trick, the 30-year-old is set to become a father for the second time before May is out.
That is because Adrian and wife Tamara are looking forward to welcoming a baby brother for 18-month-old Enzo into the world later this month – but not before the No13 has inspired the Hammers to victory at Turf Moor.
“We will be four in one or two more weeks!” he smiled. “This holiday will be very busy because my second child is coming and I’m very excited to see him and all my family is already there in Seville waiting for this moment.
“It’s a different holiday because I will spend all the time with my family, but I like my family time and I love being with my family, my friends, my wife and, soon, my two kids!”
While the birth of Adrian’s second son is fast approaching, the stopper’s successful recent return to the team means he would rather the Premier League season was not drawing to a close this weekend.
“Personally, I wish the season was not ending,” he confirmed. “It was not my thinking at the start of the season [that I would lose my place in the starting XI], but this is football and I’ve come back into the team in the last few games to help my teammates and to get some more points.
“We got three clean sheets in a row, so my comeback to the team was great for me to get more confidence and also to get the confidence of my teammates and the fans, who were helping me and supporting me.
“Of course I’m looking forward to playing in the last game, then we will think about the future.”
This holiday will be very busy because my second child is coming and I’m very excited to see him and all my family is already there in Seville waiting for this moment
Focusing on Sunday’s trip to Turf Moor, Adrian is wary of the threat posed by a Burnley side which has collected 82.5 per cent of its points at home – 33 out of 40.
A win would not only dent the Clarets’ proud record, but also ensure West Ham finish no lower than eleventh in the Premier League table at the end of a rollercoaster 2016/17 campaign.
“We have to give our best until the final whistle of the season blows,” he confirmed. “It has been a bad season for us and we have struggled for consistency but, at the end of the day, we want to finish as high as possible, in eleventh place. We need the three points to get this position.
“Burnley have had a good season for them. They have got their Premier League position for next year and now they are, more or less, in our situation because we are very close in the table.
“We need to be very careful with them because they are at home and they want to win their last game in front of their fans and enjoy until the end, so we want to go there to try to get these points and make our finish a happy one.”