The Big Interview - Aaron Cresswell

Aaron Cresswell looks back at Tuesday's 2-0 victory over Aston Villa
Aaron Cresswell was delighted to get the job done against ten man Aston Villa on Tuesday night.
Cresswell was elbowed by Jordan Ayew for the Villa man’s red card and although it took until the second half for the Hammers to make their advantage count, Cresswell was delighted with the end result.
Aaron, it’s never easy against ten men but we got the job done in the end…
AC: “It’s a 2-0 victory at home. They’re fighting for their lives and I thought they did well in the first ten minutes, but then when they got the man sent off it made it a lot easier for us.”
That said, they did sit behind the ball well and made it difficult for us to break them down…
AC: “It was a little frustrating at times. Everyone thinks against ten men you should be scoring goals, but sometimes it’s difficult when they sit behind the ball. They had nine men behind the ball and of course that’s hard. We had to wait patiently. We came in at half time, the Gaffer said a few things, we changed it a bit and thankfully we got the goal from Michail to set us off.”
For the sending off, nobody had a better view than you – I think it was pretty clear…
AC: “We had a little tussle [at the throw in] and I think he’s just swung an elbow. I think it’s a little bit silly but it’s advantage for us and we came away with the three points.”
Three points and a clean sheet, it’s the perfect night for you…
AC: “Of course. As a defender the clean sheet is the main thing. We got that and then we got the two goals on top. Job done."
Sixth in the league, we haven’t lost here since August. Teams will fear coming here, won’t they?
AC: “It’s a great little run we’ve got going. We want to continue that. We haven’t set ourselves any targets, first of all as a team we just want to take each game as it comes and try and progress up that league.”
Of course the games keep on coming thick and fast. Southampton next, then Liverpool, there’s a chance to keep on making progress on all fronts…
AC: “Definitely. It’s the FA Cup as well and we want to get to Wembley. We will give our best for that and we’re going well in the league too, so we want to continue that and try and finish as high as we can.”
Just how confident are the boys at the moment?
AC: “Our run has been fantastic and there have been some tough games in there, especially away from home. We’ve only lost one in 13 [at Newcastle] and we want to keep that run going, putting points on the board and progressing in the FA Cup as well.”
Just a word on Michail Antonio, who scored the first goal on Tuesday. He’s a player like you, who has come up from the Championship and is taking his chance with both hands…
AC: “He has worked his way up, similar to me, and you know you’re going to give 110 percent every week. He’s come up with some goals and some assists, so long may that continue and he’s been fantastic for us."