Aaron Cresswell raves about West Ham teammate James Collins

Aaron Cresswell

Aaron Cresswell says that James Collins was West Ham United’s best player against Swansea City in the Premier League at the weekend.

West Ham United defender Aaron Cresswell has told the club’s official website that teammate James Collins was the best player against Swansea City at the weekend.

Collins started the Premier League game against Swansea at the Liberty Stadium on Sunday evening and played for the entire 90 minutes.

The 32-year-old central defender played an important role for the Hammers, as the match ended in a goalless draw.

West Ham left-back Cresswell was impressed with the shift put in by the Wales international centre-back and told the club’s official website: “You know what you’re getting with Ginge – he’ll give you 110 per cent week-in, week-out.

“He has been fantastic for us when he has stepped in and I thought he was fantastic and arguably our best player. He’s a warrior at the back.”

Over the course of the 90 minutes at the Liberty Stadium, Collins took three shots, had a pass accuracy of 50%, won 67% of his headers, and made three interceptions, 13 clearances and four blocks.

It was only the defender’s seventh appearance in the Premier League this season, and he will hope that he did enough to retain his place in the West Ham starting lineup for the next game.

Slaven Bilic’s side, who are eighth in the Premier League table at the moment, will face will Aston Villa away from home at Villa Park on Boxing Day.

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