Unheralded West Ham star shines against Leicester; but he doesn't want praise!

West Ham goalkeeper Adrian was sensational against Leicester, but he isn't looking for praise.

West Ham continued their fine form with another win on Saturday, this time defeating Leicester City 2-0 at Upton Park in what was far from a vintage display for Sam Allardyce's men.

Goals from Andy Carroll and Stewart Downing gave the Hammers all three points, but another player was earning all the plaudits after the full time whistle.

Goalkeeper Adrian made a number of outstanding saves to keep Leicester at bay late on, earning plaudits aplenty from West Ham fans - but he isn't looking for praise, as he told London 24 that he believes it's simply his job to keep opponents at bay.

"I made saves, but that is my job," said the Spaniard. "I am the keeper and against Leicester I could help the team. We got the three points and the clean sheet, which is very, very important to us."

After a spectacular save from a David Nugent volley, Adrian also sprawled across his goal to keep out a Leonardo Ulloa header, and he admitted his delight at making saves late in the day to keep a clean sheet.

"It was a good moment for me because we did not want them to score in the last five minutes, so it was important to keep them out. It was a good save, but it was just my job. I try every game to help the team and in this one I did it," he added.

The 27-year-old has been superb for West Ham this season, and continues to be one of the most underrated players in the Premier League. It's hard to really tell why he's so unheralded, but the former Real Betis man is establishing himself as one of the best goalkeepers in the division.

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