West Ham boss Slaven Bilic pays tribute to Adrian for his consistency

The Hammers stopper has been in fine fettle since the new manager came in.

Despite drawing at home to Norwich City over the weekend, West Ham United's fantastic start to the Premier League campaign is still very much alive and well.

Slaven Bilic's team had to come from behind twice in the 2-2 draw with the Canaries, and while it has been West Ham's attacking expression that has caught the eye in the season's early weeks, their manager opted to single out goalkeeper Adrian for some praise this time.

Along with Leicester City, West Ham have scored the most goals in the Premier League so far, but they also owe plenty of thanks to their defensive core for their impressive start to life under Bilic.

Speaking to West Ham's official website after the game on Saturday, the Croatian boss paid tribute to Adrian for making a string of outstanding saves, in what was little more than a continuation of the form he has produced since Bilic took over.

"Adrian made some unbelievable saves; he’s done that in every game he’s played for us this season," the 47-year-old said. "He is a fantastic goalkeeper, both keepers did well today."

Signed from Spanish side Real Betis in 2013 on a free transfer, Adrian has gradually accumulated plaudits with the London club, and proven himself to be one of the best goalkeepers in England's top flight.

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