Aaron Cresswell always knew Sam Byram was good enough for West Ham

Aaron Cresswell

The defender recently made an impressive debut in the draw with Manchester City.

Speaking to the club’s official website, West Ham United full-back Aaron Cresswell says he always knew Sam Byram was good enough to play in the Premier League.

The young defender was recently secured in a cut-price deal from Leeds United, with the Hammers moving quickly to beat Everton to his signature.

He is very much a signing for the future, but was quickly handed a first team chance in the 2-2 draw with Manchester City, coming on early to replace an injured Carl Jenkinson.

He was extremely impressive in that display as well, and Cresswell says he always knew Byram was good enough to play in the Premier League, having previously come up against him in the Championship.

“I want to say a word or two about Sam Byram,” he told whufc.com.

“I’ve played against Sam in the Championship many times when I was at Ipswich and he’s still only 22 and has plenty of years ahead of him in the game.”

“He’s played well over 100 games at the age of 22 and I always knew he was good enough to play in the Premier League, and he was fantastic against Manchester City.”

Byram will now be hoping that he can make the right back spot his own in the second half of the campaign.

With Jenkinson now having been ruled out for the rest of the season with his injury, the chance is there now for the youngster to make his mark and become a first team regular.

His performance against City will have certainly caught the eye of manager Slaven Bilic, and there’s every chance he will give him a chance to impress again against Liverpool this season.

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