Aaron Cresswell: We want to kick on again
Aaron Cresswell has been a West Ham United player long enough to know that ups and downs are part of the Hammers experience.
However, with a talented squad, a 60,000-capacity stadium and a huge fanbase, he also knows that West Ham has the characteristics of a so-called ‘big’ club.
However, he knows that unless the Irons can find a greater level of consistency in the Premier League, or embark on an Emirates FA Cup run, then the aim of qualifying for Europe again will remain out of the Hammers’ reach.
We’ve had a busy Christmas period, which is the hardest part of the season, and now we’re into January and we want to kick on again and start the year with another three points against Bournemouth
“Obviously we had a good start to the season but then we had a run which put us somewhere in the table that we didn’t want to be,” Cresswell observed.
“We got three points at Southampton, where we dug deep, showed togetherness, team spirit and the grit and determination to get the win, which was brilliant, but we need to continue climbing that table.
“We’ve had a busy Christmas period, which is the hardest part of the season, and now we’re into January and we want to kick on again and start the year with another three points against Bournemouth.
“We don’t want to be where we are, and we shouldn’t be there, but we need to get that consistency back and keep it until the end of the season.”
Cresswell dons the cover of issue eleven of West Ham United's 116-page Official Programme – Hammer – for the 2019/20 season.
The eye-catching publication sees the Club make a move away from the traditional format to produce a football magazine that will maintain supporters’ interest long after the final whistle.
With cutting-edge design, exclusive interviews, attention-grabbing opinions and eye-catching photographs, plus the regular news, columns and statistics and insightful content from across all areas of the Club, Hammer is the definitive Claret and Blue publication for West Ham fans.
Priced at just £3.50, Hammer is also the best-value matchday magazine anywhere in the Premier League. Issue eleven for the Premier League derby with AFC Bournemouth is available to order now online.
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