Adrian - 'We'll bounce back on Saturday'

Adrian is confident his team will bounce back from the 2-1 defeat to Leicester
Despite a heroic performance, West Ham United goalkeeper Adrian could not hide his disappointment at being knocked out of the Capital One Cup following the Hammers’ 2-1 defeat away at Leicester City.

The shotstopper was in fine form at the King Power, making a number of fingertip saves to keep his side in the tie until the 116th minute when Foxes’ captain Andy King headed home.

Reflecting on a busy evening, Adrian said: “It’s my job, unfortunately they scored the header late on which I don’t like, I saved a lot of shots but we still got nothing.

“We played well and tried to keep possession. It’s not easy coming here to play Leicester but I thought we did well to create the chances that we did.”

The Spaniard has impressed since returning to side following his suspension, he put in a courageous performance in the 3-1 win over Manchester City last Saturday and he continued to excel against the Foxes.

At times, it appeared as though the 28-year-old was single-handedly keeping his side in the match as he denied Jeffrey Schlupp, Leonardo Ulloa and Riyad Mahrez from point blank range.   
Adrian continued: “This is football, anything can happen in extra-time. We need to pick ourselves up quickly for our game against Norwich this weekend.

“I am confident in my ability to save penalties so had it come to that I think we would have won, but it didn’t get that far so it doesn’t matter.”

The Hammers will have to refocus quickly as they return to Premier League action on Saturday 26 September with a home game against Norwich City.

Despite the setback, Adrian is adamant his side will bounce back and extend their outstanding league form to four straight wins.

“We’ve had some excellent performances away from home this season so hopefully we can recreate that form at the Boleyn Ground on Saturday.

“It’s a game we are all looking forward to and we will try our best to win.”