Adrian: I'm happy to make saves and help the team
Keeping back-to-back clean sheets meant Adrian left London Stadium on Thursday night a very happy man.
Fresh from helping the Hammers to a crucial 2-0 victory at Leicester City at the weekend, the No13 was back between the posts as the Hammers repelled Manchester United en route to a battling 0-0 draw.
The Spaniard was in fine form, saving well from Alexis Sanchez, Jesse Lingard and Luke Shaw to ensure his side’s efforts were rewarded with a well-deserved point.
Adrian was pleased with his contribution and even happier that the team had taken another positive result.
“We are happy with this point and obviously happy with the clean sheet,” he said. “We know with the strikers they had, Sanchez, Pogba, Rashford, Lingard, it was going to be a busy game, but we defended well.
“Making those saves is my job, to help my teammates, so I’m happy with the performance. For the double save [from Sanchez and Shaw], I could see the first one all the way, and the second was a reaction. I think I saved it with my shin or my knee, it was close. I’m happy to make those saves."
With just one game remaining in the season – Sunday’s visit of Everton to east London – Adrian is keen to keep building momentum over the final week of 2017/18 to take into the summer.
He added: “We have one more game, and we need to finish as high as possible. After that we know have to improve many things. We have to learn from our mistakes this season and fight higher up the table."