West Ham's goalkeeper Adrian is making the most of his recent call-up to link up with his national side Spain under new boss Julen Lopetegui.
The 29-year-old was named as their third choice goalkeeper in Lopetegui's first Spanish squad, behind David de Gea and Pepe Reina, as they kick off their qualification for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
BREAKING: West Ham goalkeeper Adrian has been called up to the Spain national team!— West Ham Transfers (@westhamtransfer) August 26, 2016
The Hammers keeper was rewarded with his first call up by the new Spanish boss, who took over from Vincente del Bosque who stepped down from his role following a disappointing European Championships in France.
The shot-stopper has been training with David de Gea and Pepe Reina for the past week, and was watching from the bench as Spain beat Belgium 2-0 in Brussels on Tuesday as part of a friendly match.
The bench is where Adrian is expected to be once again for his national side's first World Cup qualifying game of the campaign on Monday evening as they line up against Liechtenstein, but that has not got Adrian down as he relishes every moment.
Speaking with Marca the Hammers keeper said:
''The message to
''In these four seasons in the Premier League I have been at a high level with high performances. It was a moment that sooner or later had to come.''
Adrian relived the moment he obtained his first national side call-up following his consistency with the Hammers over the past few seasons, adding: