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Benched Adrian admits: 'it's been hard'


Filed: Monday, 1st May 2017
By: Staff Writer


Reinstated number one Adrian admits that he has endured a difficult season since being relegated to the subs bench.

Prior to regaining his first team spot for the clash with Everton last week the Spanish stopper had spent five months on the subs' bench as back-up to Darren Randolph, who was himself dropped prior to the clash with the Merseysiders following a series of high-profile blunders.

And Adrian - whose contract was recently extended by 12 months at the behest of the club, who stood to lose him on a free transfer this summer otherwise - admitted that, at times, he found it hard to watch on.




"It was difficult waiting to play," he told whufc.com. "I am a professional so it’s been hard the last few months, but at the end of the day we are a team.

“Darren and me work hard every day together, and yes, we are good friends. It’s not just us – there is Raphael [Spiegel] and the young goalkeepers too."

Since returning to the fold, Adrian has kept clean sheets against Everton and Stoke - and he was particularly pleased with at least one of several saves he was on hand to make in order to keep the Potters at bay.

"It was a reaction save from Arnautovic," he added. "I tried to touch it with my hand to get it away from his head, which I managed to do.

" Today we were a little bit unlucky that we couldn’t score that one goal and get the three points. It’s also very difficult to keep a clean sheet in the Premier League, and we have now two in two games."




Adrian's appearance at The Bet365 Stadium on Saturday was only his 13th Premier League start this season, during which he has conceded 21 goals at an average of 1.6 per game.

In contrast, Randolph has started 21 matches and conceded 40 goals - an average of 1.9 per game.





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