Aaron Cresswell praises the team spirit within West Ham's group

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West Ham United defender Aaron Cresswell has had an impressive first season in the Premier League.

West Ham United defender Aaron Cresswell has told the club's official site that the team spirit in the squad is superb. 

Cresswell, who moved to the Hammers from Ipswich Town last summer, says that the whole squad made him feel welcome when he arrived and that has helped him hit the ground running.

He also believes that the camaraderie within the group is a major reason why West Ham have been able to make it into the top-half this season. 

“I’ve settled in and we’ve got a great set of lads here, and from the first moment I walked in they have welcomed me with open arms," he said. 

“We’ve got a good team spirit and that’s shown this season because we’re sat in ninth position with three games to go now. It’s been a good season."

Cresswell won the players' Player of the Season award yesterday and that accolade sums up how big an impression he has made at the Boleyn Ground.

The 25-year-old has become regarded as one of the Premier League's top left-backs and he seems certain to play a major part in West Ham's team next season. 

Hammers supporters will be hoping that he can progress even further too, as expectations are rising at the club. 

David Gold and David Sullivan have both spoken of their desire to see West Ham competing for a place in Europe soon and, as such, every player in their squad will be under pressure to improve. 

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