West Ham United manager David Moyes expressed Friday that the latest key contest of the season vs Manchester City will not be a guaranteed last match for backup goalkeeper Adrian for the club.
In his pre-match press conference for Sunday’s contest against the newly elected Premier League champions, Moyes rebuffed an early report this week indicating that the club had already decided to not pick up the option of signing Hart away from his parent club.
With Hart out again for Sunday against Pep Guardiola’s super team due to still being their player, the Spanish shot-stopper gets another chance this season to finish off the campaign as the No.1 in goal for the Hammers. And regardless of Adrian’s display on Sunday, there will be no determination made on who the club’s goalkeeper will be for the 2018-19 campaign, in the Premier League or, Lord forbid, The Championship.
“I hope he plays that well for Manchester City, that he is available to play the next one,” Moyes said. “So you’re never got to play against a Manchester United or a Manchester City without your goalkeeper playing well. So we need a big game from Adrian on Sunday.”
“There’s certainly no talk on Adrian or Joe Hart or anybody. Until we are in a position of safety, we aren’t in a position to make any decisions or wherever we’re going to be. So, no we’ve not discussed anybody.”
With James Collins now back to full health, Moyes knows he needed all of his short term injuries gone to even have a chance against arguably the greatest Premier team ever and possibly secure safety with a miraculous win.
“I don’t know there’s any good time to play Manchester City. But we have to play them, we’ll do everything we can to give them a game and make it as tough as we can. We’ll do everything we can to win all of the points.”
“Everybody is back. We got a chance that Pedro Obiang maybe is back for the last of the season. At the moment, everybody is back.”