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Cresswell: This one game won’t define our season

Aaron Cresswell

Aaron Cresswell says the Hammers won’t let their opening day defeat to Manchester City derail their approach to the start of the 2019/20 campaign.

The Hammers were beaten 5-0 by a City team on clinical form as Raheem Sterling’s hat-trick, plus goals from Gabriel Jesus and Sergio Aguero took the points north.

Cresswell, captain for the hosts in Mark Noble’s absence, is backing his team to bounce back strongly when they head to Brighton & Hove Albion next week.

“This one game isn’t going to define our season,” he explained. “We have another game next week that we need to look forward to, capitalise on and take three points from there.

They were clinical. They’ve had six or seven chances and scored five goals.

"Looking at it from our point of view, we had some good spells but in general it wasn’t good enough. 

“It the first half the game was close. Once they got the second and third it was game over. It’s difficult to come back against City, but we will review the game, look at what went wrong and try to put it right next week."