Search

West Ham defender offering no excuses for dismal defeat

PUBLISHED: 14:30 03 September 2018 | UPDATED: 14:53 03 September 2018

West Ham United's Aaron Cresswell (left) and Wolverhampton Wanderers' Matt Doherty (right) battle for the ball

West Ham United's Aaron Cresswell (left) and Wolverhampton Wanderers' Matt Doherty (right) battle for the ball

PA Archive/PA Images

‘It is not good enough’ says Cresswell

West Ham United's Aaron Cresswell during the Premier League match at London StadiumWest Ham United's Aaron Cresswell during the Premier League match at London Stadium

West Ham defender Aaron Cresswell was not trying to suger-coat the truth when he came out to talk to the press following the disturbing 1-0 home defeat by Wolves.

“There is no hiding it,” said the full-back. “Four defeats, 10 goals conceded, it is just not good enough, simple as that and at this time we have go to stick together.”

It would be nice if they could do that on the pitch, but this looks like a disjointed, soulless and goalless team with few tactics.

“I think first half we let ourselves down, it wasn’t good enough. And then in the second half I thought we did a little better, but the way we conceded the goal in the last minute, that wasn’t good enough either.”

West Ham United's Aaron Cresswell during the Premier League match at London StadiumWest Ham United's Aaron Cresswell during the Premier League match at London Stadium

New manager Manuel Pellegrini brought in nine players during the summer, so has it been difficult for the new-look team to gel?

Cresswell doesn’t think so.

“We have had a lot of time together, I think it is over two months now including pre-season, but you have to hit the ground running because you don’t get time in the Premier League and we have to go again.

“There is enough character in this squad and what we say in the dressing room, stays there, we just have to concentrate on getting things right.”

West Ham United's Aaron Cresswell during the Premier League match at London StadiumWest Ham United's Aaron Cresswell during the Premier League match at London Stadium

Cresswell himself, escapes most of the criticism of the team. Saturday was his first Premier League match of the season and he is working hard on getting fitter after injury.

“I am feeling good,” he insisted. “I didn’t play any games in pre-season, but I played the full 90 minutes on Tuesday, though it wasn’t too physical as they were down to 10 men, it was a pretty easy game.

“This game was hot and it was a tough game, but all I can do is work on my fitness.”

He will be able to do that as the international break means no games this weekend, but that is a frustrating thing for the defender.

“It comes at the wrong time, especially on the back of four defeats,” he said. “You want to play the next day to put things right, but we have to wait two weeks to do that.

“We don’t want to be in this situation. We have to stick together as a team, as a squad and as a club.

“With the money we have spent we shouldn’t be anywhere near the bottom, but in reality that is where we are.”

An honest assessment, but now is the time for results and quickly.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Romford Recorder visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Romford Recorder staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Romford Recorder account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest Romford Sports News

Yesterday, 17:00

Everyone Active Raiders forward Liam Chong was delighted to play his part in helping to secure an overtime victory over National League leaders Bracknell at the weekend.

Yesterday, 16:00

Coasters could have been several goals up before Daggers drew level

Yesterday, 14:00

Harry Redknapp is currently taking part in the latest series of I’m A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here!

Yesterday, 13:00

St Mary’s Lane club beaten 27-12 by league leaders on Saturday

Yesterday, 10:00

Crow Lane club recorded a 29-17 success on Saturday

Yesterday, 09:00

Everyone Active Raiders coach Sean Easton admitted he was disappointed to have only one fixture at the weekend.

Mon, 17:00

Hornchurch attacking midfielder Bradley Warner has left the club to reportedly re-join Bostik North outfit Bowers & Pitsea.

Mon, 16:00

Midfielder scored winner for Essex club in win over Coasters

PROMOTED CONTENT

From November, The Mercury in Romford begins to celebrate Christmas. The mall has plenty of gift ideas, fun events and activities for everyone

Vauxhall has completed its sport utility vehicle range with the third, and largest, Grandland X. We put the SUV, now available at Tony LeVoi in Romford, to the test.

“The time to repair the roof is when the sun is shining,” so the saying goes. So if some warm weather is making your conservatory uninhabitable, think about replacing its roof with a flat one and adding a roof lantern instead.

Newsletter Sign Up

Romford Recorder twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Most read sport

Show Job Lists

Education Promo

News from your area

Competitions

A Romford photographer impressed the judges of a national creative photography competition with a picture of a stunning sunset.

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Romford Recorder
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now