Monday, May 8

Adrian is deservedly back as West Ham's No 1

One thing that has emerged from the epic win over Spurs is that Adrian is definitely back as West Ham's number one goalkeeper, having kept three clean sheets in succession. After three fine saves against Stoke he made a couple more crucial stops against Spurs, diving well to deflect away Son's low shot and reacting brilliantly to block Kane's effort with his foot. He looked assured all night and had an air of confidence that encouraged the whole defence.

Darren Randolph is a decent keeper too, but his confidence has looked shot of late and Adrian San Miguel del Castillo has deserved his chance. The Spanish Iron proved what a fine keeper he can be in the previous two seasons. I'm not convinced we should be in the market a new goalkeeper in the summer unless they're of the standard of Butland, Forster, Heaton, Pickford or Hart. Adrian looked pretty cool in his all-orange kit too and has clearly been working at his game during his five months on the bench. While another shut-out ensured the crowd enjoyed a few well-deserved San Miguels after the match. 


Anonymous said...

Why did it so long to put Adrian back in goal ? The save from Kane was the turning point in the game . That goes in and Spurs win .

Pete May said...

Yep, Slaven could perhaps have made the change earlier when West Ham lost five in a row..p