West Ham can’t explain home struggles, says Aaron Cresswell

Aaron Cresswell

The defender is keen to score against the Magpies once again after opening his account against them last season.

Speaking to the club’s official website, West Ham United defender Aaron Cresswell says they can’t explain the disparity between their home and away form this season.

So far the Hammers have been hugely impressive away from home, securing highly accomplished victories over both Arsenal and Liverpool.

However, they have looked a completely different side at home, suffering defeats to Premier League newcomers Bournemouth, as well as Leicester City.

The wild swing in fortune has left many scratching their heads, and Cresswell says Slaven Bilic's men are at a loss to explain it.

“Our two away games have been fantastic but our two home games have not been good enough,” he told whufc.com.

“I don’t know if it is just a freak start to the season or more to do with the way teams are setting up, I don’t know, it is still early days. We have to put in a good performance and get the three points.”

Hopes to repeat goalscoring feat 

The Hammers take on Newcastle United next, at the Boleyn Ground on Monday, with managers Bilic and Steve McClaren coming up against each other for the first time since England’s infamous loss to Croatia in 2007.

The game against Newcastle has added significance for Cresswell in particular, though, with him having opened his Premier League goal account for the Hammers when the two sides met last season.

That effort led his side to victory and fifth in the table at that time, and he is hoping that lightning will strike twice on Monday evening.

“It was a great day to score my first Premier League goal that day, it is one I will never forget,” he added.

“I would like to score another one; it would be nice to get a few goals. I came close against Liverpool, it would have been nice if that had gone in, but we now look to the next game and try to get the three points against Newcastle.”

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