Adrian: I wish to end my career at West Ham United
West Ham United goalkeeper Adrian has made clear his wish to finish his career in Claret and Blue.
Fresh from an impressive return to the first-team during which his three clean sheets helped the Hammers climb out of the relegation zone, the No13 has committed his future to the Club.
The recently-turned 31-year-old says he is benefiting from playing every week again and will continue to give his all for the Club and fans with whom he shares a special bond.
“It’s one of my wishes to finish playing here at West Ham. I played the last five seasons here and 114 games in the Premier League, even more in the cup,” said Adrian, who could make his ninth consecutive Premier League appearance at Huddersfield Town on Saturday.
“My contract expires at the end of next season, then we have to decide. I am now 31 and can probably still play for a long time. So why not West Ham?
“I am very happy here in London and at this Club. I have a special relationship with the fans from the beginning of my time here. Now I have to enjoy playing and give my best every week until the end of the season to stay in the Premier League and to finish in the highest position possible.”
I am now 31 and can probably still play for a long time. So why not West Ham?
The popular goalkeeper, who is an active social media user, says he likes to show fans more of himself by sharing memorable moments from his daily life, inside and outside the Club.
“I like to share with them the moments that I am living here – my life, my sensation after the game, before the game, or in the week. I want to show the fans a bit of myself.
“They see me on the pitch but it’s important in the era of social media to share with them a bit of my everyday situations.”
However, the No13 stopped short of allowing social media, or anything else for that matter, distracting him from the pitch. The Spaniard remains stoic in his commitment and professionalism for the Irons.
“I always try to give my best and I think we are in the best profession in the world because we are doing something we love – playing football.
“I like to show my passion, and I like to show on the pitch that I am 100 per cent concentrated on the game. I love winning games. I am very angry when I have lost. I get very sad when I have lost. Some players don’t show this but it’s all down to the personality of everyone.”