Following West Ham’s miserable showing in their 4-3 defeat at the hands of Premier League new-boys Bournemouth, Aaron Cresswell took to Twitter to make his apologies for the Hammer’s horrific display.
The 25-year-old defender, who was last season’s crowned the club’s Player of the Season, was at fault for two of the visitors' goals on Saturday, and he took full responsibility for his involvement as he Tweeted the following:
Take full responsibility for the game today.. Was simply not good enough two sloppy mistakes.. Said sorry to the lads and also the fans— AARON CRESSWELL (@Aaron_Cresswell) August 22, 2015
As Callum Wilson ran riot in West Ham's defensive third, scoring an eventual hat trick, Cresswell and his teammates could do little to prevent the top-flight novice’s advances.
It was poor performance from the Englishman, whose three key passes – and resulting assist - did little to spare his blushes against the Cherries. His two defensive errors were compiled by a miserable pass completion rate of 65% and zero successful tackles.
With the International break on the horizon, this display will have done Cresswell’s chances of an England call-up no favours whatsoever. However, West Ham fans will be confident that the resilient defender will make a rapid return to form.