Monday 02 Aug
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Aaron Cresswell: I'm sure we'll see more of that from Saïd Benrahma this season

Aaron Cresswell in action at Brentford

 

Aaron Cresswell had the perfect view of Saïd Benrahma's beautiful winning goal at Brentford on Saturday.

From his left-back position, the West Ham United defender was able to watch on in admiration as Benrahma skipped inside Christian Nørgaard's challenge before curling into the top right hand corner of the net from 25 yards.

It was enough to seal a 1-0 victory for the Hammers and Cresswell is sure his teammate will hit the back of the net on a regular basis this term.

Watch Benrahma's Brentford winner here

He'll have another chance to add to his tally when West Ham take on Atalanta in the Betway Cup on Saturday - tickets for the London Stadium game are on General Sale from just £10 Adults and £5 Kids here - with Cresswell enjoying the build-up to the new campaign.

"There’s still two weeks to go and It was a tough game against a good team, who got promoted last season," the No3 explained. "So it was a good workout for us.

"The goal was fantastic and that’s Said all over. To get in that position, on his right foot, is exactly where you want him. 

"He’s done in plenty of times in training and I’m sure he’ll do it again."

With Declan Rice returning to training this week, and new signing Alphonse Areola joining Tomáš Souček, Vladimír Coufal and Andriy Yarmolenko in linking up with his teammates last week, Cresswell is happy to see the squad coming back together too ahead of that test against Atalanta.

With the Hammers fans set to return to London Stadium in their thousands, Cresswell is also relishing the prospect of a home run-out.

"We’re looking forward to welcoming back some more of the lads this week – two weeks to go and we’re looking forward to it," he added.