Lukasz Fabianski has admitted there were concerns during the summer after West Ham sold Declan Rice to Arsenal.

The Hammers goalkeeper, who has now amassed 175 appearances for the club since his arrival from Swansea back in 2018, was reflecting on what has been a positive season so far, when talking to the clubs Official Website.

“It’s all about enjoying the journey with the whole team. I didn’t play many games in Europe before this season, but I still felt like an important part of the squad because I’d helped get us there.

“For example, I saved a penalty in a 2-2 draw with Manchester City in May 2022, which essentially confirmed our place in the UEFA Europa Conference League for last season, so I felt like I contributed to winning the trophy.”

The former Polish international also opened up how pleased he is to see the team push on this campaign, especially considering this has followed the sale of our former captain Declan Rice.

“It was so special for us to do what we did, and we all just want to keep that going,” added the veteran keeper. “I think there was a lot of worry generally when Declan left us in the summer, but we recruited really well and we’re all enjoying the moment. Let’s see what we can go on to do before this season finishes.”

Fabianski still has a key role to play this season, especially when the Europa League resumes in March, with our Hammers already in the last-16 of the tournament.