West Ham's Aaron Cresswell comments on potentially playing for England

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West Ham United defender Aaron Cresswell has suggested that the Hammers are his main focus.

West Ham United defender Aaron Cresswell told the club’s website that he’s not focusing too much on a future with England.

The left-back has been one of the most consistent players in his position this season, but he’s focusing on West Ham, which manager Sam Allardyce will be very happy with.

“Everyone wants to play for their country and playing for England would be a proud moment for me. I’m not really looking too much into it, first and foremost I’m focused on performing for West Ham. I’ll just keep my head down, keep working hard and hopefully at some point it might come,” said Cresswell.

At some point Allardyce will be hoping that Cresswell makes it into the England team because of the obvious benefits which will come as a result.

One way for solid players to improve their game is to compete at an elite level against opponents of a generally higher quality.

International football is also a unique platform in terms of pressure, exposure and media expectation and that all bodes well for Cresswell at club level with the Hammers.

It’s not going to be easy for him because there are some very good players ahead of him in the pecking order.

The likes of Everton’s Leighton Baines, Southampton’s Ryan Bertrand and Arsenal’s Kieran Gibbs are all very good options for England boss Roy Hodgson.

Cresswell can certainly give any of them a run for their money and all he can do is excel for West Ham in the hope that he gets a call from the FA at some point in the near future.

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