Adrian explains main benefit of opening day win for West Ham

West Ham United goalkeeper Adrian is buzzing after the side's first win of the season against the Gunners.

West Ham United goalkeeper Adrian has told the club’s official website that he’s buzzing following the side’s opening day win in the Premier League against Arsenal.

The Hammers shot stopper has suggested the main benefit for his team beating the Gunners on the first day of the season, as they look to ease into an impressive run of early form.

The Hammers looked sharp and had a real belief about them and their goalkeeper hopes they now have a platform they can use to push on over the next couple of weeks.

“This victory gives us a lot of confidence to start the league and to prepare us well for the next two home games. We have got three points on the board and can hopefully win more games,” he told

“It is a great start for the manager, the team and all the West Ham fans. They deserved this win because they have had to wait a long time for us to win at Emirates Stadium and it is a fantastic victory for everyone.”

Benefits for the players

The main benefit for the players, as Adrian suggests, is that they will now have a little bit of confidence in what manager Slaven Bilic is trying to do.

They saw out a game in impressive fashion against a team expected to compete for the title this season.

They were dominant in different areas of the pitch and the performance was also beneficial in the respect that it showed the players they are already well suited with new signings and have good internal relationships.

Benefits for the manager

Slaven Bilic will be delighted because he’s seen the players take well to his philosophy and he’s also been able to quickly identify the best position for his new summer signings.

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