Adrian
Goalkeeper Adrian joined West Ham United from Real Betis in summer 2013Reuters

West Ham United's number one goalkeeper Adrian San Miguel has told IBTimes UK he is enjoying his time at Upton Park and is not in a rush to push for a move to one of the Premier League giants.

The 28-year-old arrived from Real Betis on a free transfer in the summer of 2013 as back up for Jussi Jaaskelainen but has become a crucial figure in manager Sam Allardyce's starting-line-up.

The Spaniard was runner-up to Mark Noble for the Hammer of the year award last season, while this term he has continued to earn praise – for his wonderful saves but also for his heroic performance in the FA Cup tie against Everton, scoring the crucial penalty.

Reports in Spain claim his impressive performances in England have alerted national team manager Vicente del Bosque, while a number of Premier League giants are said to be monitoring his development.

But when questioned about the temptation to move to a so-called big club in the future, he told IBTimes UK: "I just have to keep working and maintaining the form that I have enjoyed since I arrived at the club.

"Then whatever has to come will come. But I am very happy here and don't think of anything else. I feel very loved here. Since I started, the fans welcomed me very well. I think that if you show them your worth at the ground, they reward you."

The Spaniard is frustrated at being unable to secure three points in the London derby against Tottenham Hotspur, after Harry Kane scored a goal in injury time following a saved penalty.

However, with the Hammers still eighth in the Premier League, the Spaniard believes they can secure qualification for Europe.

He said: "It is difficult because the Premier League is very competitive. But here any team can beat any other and we have now three other London derbies in a row – Crystal Palace, Chelsea and Arsenal – including two at home, and we will try to get as many points as we can at Upton Park to be up there in the table."

Should the Hammers secure a European spot, it would be a successful season for the club.

However, some reports suggest it could be Allardyce's last year at the club. When asked about whether the squad are concerned about that, he said: "No, the squad is fully focused and whatever has to happen at the end of the season will happen. The truth is that Allardyce is doing a great job here."

Meanwhile, Adrian spoke out about the current impact by Spanish 'keepers in the Premier League, starting with Manchester United's David De Gea.

He said: "It is nice to see Spaniards thriving in a foreign country and to show our worth in the Premier League. The Spanish 'keepers are really proving their worth here. De Gea is doing great but also Joel is at Everton, Victor Valdes at United...

"De Gea is currently one of the top 'keepers around the world. He is showing a great form at United and it is not easy. It is true that the big clubs concede less chances but a 'keeper has to be always on alert and he is doing it every time he has to."