Aaron Cresswell: We want to build on positive results
Aaron Cresswell believes West Ham United deserved their share of the points after a battling performance away to Huddersfield Town, and wants to see the team build on recent results after the international break.
Felipe Anderson’s third goal in two games secured a draw for the for the Irons at the John Smith’s Stadium on Saturday, cancelling out Alex Pritchard’s early opener for the Terriers.
The fiercely-contested contest saw both sides have chances to win the game, and Cresswell believes the draw was a fair result.
“It’s a great atmosphere that Huddersfield fans produce, and when they get an early goal that sets the crowd up a little bit more,” Cresswell told whufc.com. “From our point of view, it was frustrating to concede. The way we started the game was really good and I think, if Marko’s chance goes in, it’s a totally different game. Then they get the goal out of nowhere.
We dug deep from 1-0 down, and a point away from home perhaps wasn’t what we wanted, but the circumstances of the game means we’ll take it.
“It was very open towards the end. We dug deep from 1-0 down, and a point away from home perhaps wasn’t what we wanted, but the circumstances of the game means we’ll take it.
“It was frustrating from our point of view to concede that goal, but we’ll take the point away from home.”
A powerful strike from Anderson was enough for the Irons to level the tie, meaning the Brazilian has now scored four Premier League goals this season.
Cresswell feels the forward is beginning to really show his quality for West Ham and feels the summer signing is only going to get better.
The 28-year-old continued: “It was a good goal and he’s done that for us in the last couple of games. He’s scored a few goals now and hopefully he can keep that going. We’re 11 into the season and over the last few, he’s been really good.”
Saturday’s draw means West Ham are unbeaten in their last three Premier League matches, and Cresswell is keen for the side to continue building momentum and moving up the table when they return to action after the international break.
The defender wants to see the team push for the top ten, starting with Manchester City’s visit to London Stadium next Saturday.
He added: “It’s still early doors but we want to keep our momentum going and really push for the top half of the table. There’s a two week break now and we want to continue it when we get back to work.
“We’ve had a good run and we’d like to continue that. We will come back ready for Manchester City. We don’t want to look over our shoulder. We want to look up. We want to push on and see how far we can go.”