Filed: Friday, 21st April 2017
By: Staff Writer
Slaven Bilic has refused to rule out a potential return for goalkeeper Adrian against Everton at the Olympic Stadium tomorrow.
Despite making a string of high-profile howlers since taking over from the Spanish stopper last November Bilic has steadfastly refused to criticise his current number one, Darren Randolph.
However speaking in an interview with the Standard today, Biilic hinted that the Irish international may have come to the end of his recent spell as first choice stopper.
"As a manager, you want all your players to be on their toes and also to be confident, not to be afraid of making mistakes," he said. "As a player, if you start being concerned about errors, then it is very likely youíll make one.
"I know there has been some criticism of Randy recently but two games ago we beat Swansea 1-0 and he was good.
"It would be totally wrong to change your goalkeeper on a weekly basis because you would lose both of them. The last thing you want is to change the goalkeeper, but sometimes you have to because things cannot go on for ever.
"Normally you have to stand behind your players whenever possible, especially goalkeepers. Even with Adrian earlier in the season I didnít want to change, but the situation came when I felt it was right for the team."
A recent poll on KUMB resulted in 95 per cent of participants voting in favour of reinstating Adrian at the expense of Randolph.
In brief - Monday's news round-up [24th Apr 2017]
Post-match press conference: Slaven Bilic vs Everton [23rd Apr 2017]
West Ham Utd 0-0 Everton [22nd Apr 2017]
Randy or Adrian? Wait and see, says Bilic [21st Apr 2017]
Carroll out - but duo set for return [21st Apr 2017]
Collins , Bilic, Carroll & Sakho : Friday's news [21st Apr 2017]
Inzaghi , Lanzini, Bilic & Terry : Thursday's news [20th Apr 2017]
Hammers keeping tabs on Besiktas star [19th Apr 2017]
Inzaghi inbound? [19th Apr 2017]
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