West Ham United goalkeeper Adrian has reportedly told Spanish media outlet Radio Marca that he isn’t happy playing back-up to Joe Hart and wants a move in January to boost his chances of featuring for Spain, but Irons fans have hit back at his comments.
— Radio MARCA (@RadioMARCA) October 17, 2017
While he was in and out of the side under Slaven Bilic last season after being dropped following a mistake against Stoke City, the 30-year-old has played second fiddle to Manchester City loanee Hart this term and has only played 180 minutes in the EFL Cup.
Adrian told Radio Marca: “The market will be reopened and an agreement must be reached because I am not happy in this situation.”
West Ham supporters were quick to have their say on the quotes via social media, and while some criticised him for thinking “he doesn’t have to fight for his place”, others told him to “shut his mouth and just deal with it”.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
He's not gonna get in the Spain team even if he plays every week ? Pointless debate
— Gareth Pownall ⚒ (@_Gpownall14) October 17, 2017
BYE. close the gate as you go. TAXI for Adrian
— Colin Gentry (@ColinGentry8) October 18, 2017
Like he’s gonna play for Spain in front of De Gea ??
— jj ⚒ (@jeremiahhjoshua) October 17, 2017
Still gets paid handsomely, he should shut his mouth and just deal with it.
— The West Hammers (@TheWestHammers) October 17, 2017
Spain have at least 5 keepers better
— West Ham Transfers (@westhamtransfer) October 17, 2017
Is what happens when you don't perform you lose your place others stay quiet and fight for it back he throws his toys out the pram ???
— will earle (@willearle_) October 17, 2017
Adrian is a baby who thinks he doesn't have to fight for his place, and thinks he is better than what he actually is.
— West Ham Fan Zone (@WHUFCFZ) October 17, 2017
You cost us games last season, maybe that's why, your not good enough to start for a premier league side
— West Ham Project (@WestHamFan20) October 17, 2017