Irons cult hero Adrian has his sights set on his next huge career ambition – becoming Spain’s permanent keeper.
And given his rate of progress behind the stick for the Irons why not?
Our Spanish import will be watching his nation fortunes this month but doesn’t necessarily believe another Spanish triumph is a given.
He said: “Of course I am looking forward to the World Cup. It’s the best tournament in the world with the best players and best national teams.
“I’ll certainly be watching! It’ll be difficult for Spain, because every other team respects them for winning the Euro Cup, the World Cup and the Euros again.
“It’s hard because everyone wants to win this year, but Spain do have a really good team.
“I know Pepe Reina and I speak with him sometimes, and I’ve played against a lot of the players, but I don’t have many relationships with them.
“At the moment Spain have really good goalkeepers. Victor Valdes is injured, but David de Gea will go there with Pepe Reina and Iker Casillas.
But he told www.whufc.com he said: “Playing for Spain is the next step in my ambitions.”