By Hugh Southon

David Gold reckons West Ham goalkeeper Adrian may be forcing his way towards the Spanish World Cup squad after a series of spectacular displays for the club.

The Seville born former Real Betis stopper has now gone over five hours without condeding a goal and is the rock upon which the team has collected eight points in eight days and rocketed up the League.

He produced world class saves in the astonishing 0-0 draw  Chelsea and again last night against Norwich City was the difference between defeat and victory with a series of brilliant stops.

And despite Spanish team boss Vincent Del Bosque having the likes of David De Gea and Iker Casillas at his disposal for Brazil, Adrian is probably pushing very hard for a ticket on the ‘plane.

The West Ham co-chairman certainly thinks so and told Claretandhugh exclusively: “He must be coming onto their radar – he has been outstanding and is clearly a top top goalkeeper.

“Spain has an amazingly strong squad but Adrian has shown what he’s about and has been the foundation upon which our recovery has been built.

“He’s 27 and at his peak. He has come into the team and at times produced miraculously and heroically – he is a very good shout for the Spanish squad.”

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About Hugh5outhon1895

Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!" Follow on Twitter @hughsouthon