Cresswell: We're doing well, but there is more work to be done
West Ham United might have collected 20 points from their last dozen Premier League matches, but Aaron Cresswell says there is still plenty of work to be done.
The Hammers have won five and drawn five of those 12 games, climbing seven places in the table, but remain just four points above the relegation zone.
With away matches at high-flying Liverpool and resurgent Swansea City next on the fixture list, Cresswell knows West Ham need to maintain their own level of performance to steer clear of the bottom three.
We’ve got to keep pushing and striving and hopefully we will be OK
“I didn’t realise we’d collected that many points from those games and if we were to do that over the course of a whole season, you’d be sitting sixth or seventh in the league at the end of it, if you kept that tally up,” said the in-form No3, who has started eleven of those 12 matches.
“Twenty points in 12 games is a good return and certainly since the new manager has come in, we’ve had a turn in fortune and some good results.
“We didn’t get off the best of starts at Watford and Everton, but 20 points from our last 12 games is a good return for any manager.
“It’s certainly not over, though, and we have eleven games to play and a lot of points to play for, so we’ve got to keep pushing and striving and hopefully we will be OK.”
While most clubs experience a ‘bounce’ when a new manager is appointed, West Ham have continued to bounce for three months since David Moyes’ arrival in November.
Cresswell has enjoyed working under the Scot and his experienced and hard-working assistants Alan Irvine, Stuart Pearce and Billy McKinlay.
The quartet, with the support of a committed backroom staff, have left no stone unturned in their quest to turn West Ham’s fortunes around – an approach welcomed by the England international.
“We feel we-prepared for every game,” he confirmed. “That was the manager’s thing from day one, that if you don’t work hard and put your effort in for the team, your teammates, the manager, the staff and everyone here, it’s clear you wouldn’t play.
“I think he set his stall out well and everyone understands what their role is and what the job is and you could arguably say we’re a lot more organised going into a game.
“The performance analysts work tirelessly to make sure we’re well-prepared and well-organised for every game.”