“I’m actually happy for him as a result of he introduced me right here that summer season,” he stated. “I used to be out of contract and I used to be actually near signing for a Spanish workforce they usually known as me so I informed my agent to cease all of the negotiations.
“So, from the start, he confirmed he was assured in me, he knew me as a result of I performed a very long time at West Ham so it’s belief in one another.
“He’s just like the captain of the boat. We’re working and combating collectively however he tries to offer us options for the issues, tries to make us really feel the workforce is extra essential than any particular person participant.”
It is secure to imagine the seven-times FA Cup winners is not going to be too upset in the event that they fail to win the competitors for an eighth time, such is the emphasis on the Premier League round Anfield.
However Adrian has a deep appreciation for the vagaries of the match. From the lows final season, shedding 4-2 to lowly AFC Wimbledon, in what can be his final West Ham look, to the highs of scoring the winner – in a penalty shoot-out in opposition to Everton – 5 years in the past this month. “I’ve nice recollections of the FA Cup,” he stated.