West Ham's Adrian in action with Chelsea's Oscar
West Ham United goalkeeper Adrian has spoken to the club's official website ahead of tomorrow night's Europa League qualifying game at home to Slovenian outfit Domzale, saying it will be an exciting moment for everyone connected with the club.
"We have two big games coming up, but we have to focus first on the Europa League tie as we want to reach the next round. I think everyone is excited to play this first game. We all want to play in the Europa League next season and we want to show our fans that we still have a strong squad like we did last season."
West Ham's move from Upton Park to the London Stadium has seen their capacity nearly doubled, and Adrian believes the extra support from the fans inside the stadium will lead to even more success for the club:
West Ham fans
“It is a massive stadium and it will be great to play there with the atmosphere inside the stadium and all the fans who will be attending. It is much better for us as players as we will have double the number of fans getting behind us and we will feel that on the pitch."
The Spaniard made a superb double-save in Slovenia last week towards the end of the game, with the Hammers trailing 2-1 at the time, and that could prove vital come the end of tomorrow night's match.
West Ham need to make steady progress to fulfil the ambitions of the owners, management team, players and fans, and it is absolutely crucial to the club that they are involved in some kind of European competition throughout the upcoming season.
West Ham manager Slaven Bilic