Cresswell on what he said to himself when he joined West Ham

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West Ham United defender Aaron Cresswell says hard work has been the key to his progress this season.

West Ham United defender Aaron Cresswell told the club’s website what he told himself when he first joined the club.

Cresswell has had a fantastic first season with the Hammers after moving from Ipswich Town and he’s also highlighted what he feels is the key difference between the Premier League and the Championship.

“When I came into the building, the first thing I said to myself was get your head down, work hard every day in training and I haven’t really looked back – When you come into the Premier League, you come across some world class players, which you don’t often in the Championship,” said Cresswell.

Cresswell has embodied all of the ideal qualities that manager Sam Allardyce will be looking for in a player.

He keeps a low profile and just works hard to try and have the biggest impact he can for the team in big games.

He’ll definitely be a better player for the experience of this season, because he’s adjusted to the pace and physical side of Premier League football and he’ll be aware of the tricks that certain players try.

Allardyce has a big responsibility to work closely with the player, if he stays as manager, to ensure that he continues to progress and get better, becoming a more complete and effective defender.

That’s something he can focus on over the summer and Cresswell can definitely become part of a settled back four for the club over the next few years.

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