Cresswell - The future is looking very bright

Aaron Cresswell believes the future is looking very bright for West Ham United and hopes the Club can grow even stronger

Aaron Cresswell believes the future is looking very bright for West Ham United and hopes the Club can grow even stronger before the big move into the new Stadium during the summer.

Consecutive home wins over Southampton and Liverpool have helped push the Hammers back up to sixth in the table and they are now just four points behind fourth-placed Tottenham.

With Dimitri Payet making a successful return to first-team action against Liverpool and both Winston Reid and Victor Moses set for a return in the near future the injuries are looking a lot better for Slaven Bilic as we head into 2016.

With the club set for a historic move at the end of the season, Cresswell knows this is an exciting time to be at the east London Club and hopes to enjoy even more success over the coming years.

Cresswell said: “The future is very bright for West Ham as we prepare to move into the new Stadium in the summer. The gaffer has come in and everything is looking good.

“We are halfway through the season and we want to try and finish as high as we can.

“I used to watch the Premier League and I think this is one of the best teams that West Ham have had for a while.

“All credit to the owners for bringing in the players they have. You look at Dimitri Payet and Manuel Lanzini and we have some exciting players.”

Cresswell is refusing to get carried away with the Hammers victory over Liverpool and insists the players have not been set any targets by the management.

The talented full-back reveals it was extra special for him to put one over his boyhood club, but says he was not the most popular figure in the Cresswell household after the game.

Cresswell added: “It is always nice to get three points but I had all my family at the game. I am sure they want West Ham to win before Liverpool.

“This is a massive win for us but we are only halfway through the season. We are just looking forward to the next game now.

“The gaffer has not sat us down and said this is the targets he wants us to achieve this season. We have not looked at that.

“We are just taking it game by game and seeing how many points we can pick up every week.

“It has been tough for us over the last few weeks with us getting five of our main players injured, but the lads have dug deep and we have not really been beat.

“The morale has not changed one bit and we still managed to pick up some massive points along the way. We got a draw at Manchester United, a draw at Swansea which is not an easy place to go and we have only lost four games all season.

“We are still putting points on the board and this latest victory has pushed us up the table.

“We were at this stage last season and then only won four games in the second half of the season.

“But we have got a totally different set-up now. We have a new manager and coaching staff and have new players.

“We are not going to get carried away because we have just beaten Liverpool but we will try to put points on the board and see where that takes us at the end of the season. There are still plenty of games to go and a lot can happen.”