Aaron Cresswell admits Tottenham fixture one he relishes

The West Ham left-back says he looks out for Spurs when the fixture lists are unveiled.

West Ham United defender Aaron Cresswell has admitted that he relishes playing against Tottenham, telling London 24 that he looks out for when his side are scheduled to play Spurs when the fixture lists are unveiled.

The London rivals will go head-to-head at White Hart Lane this afternoon, with both sides desperate for three points to continue strong starts to the new campaign.

The hosts have not been beaten in their last 11 Premier League games, with a core group of young English players serving Mauricio Pochettino well.

The Hammers have a solid away record however, with memorable victories on the road against Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester City this season.

Cresswell has stated that he is looking forward to facing Spurs and has three points in mind as his side’s major objective.

“It is a London derby and when the fixtures come out it is one you look for,” the 25-year-old told London 24.

“Last season we were 2-0 up with 10 minutes to go and we were unlucky not to win that day.

“We were the better side for the 90 minutes and it was just one of those things that we didn’t get the three points, but we are going there confident on Sunday.”

Both sides are locked on 21 points ahead of the clash, with a winning team moving within two points of the top four with victory.

West Ham have been something of a bogey team for Tottenham over the years, with their 3-0 win at White Hart Lane in 2013 still fresh in the memory.

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