Harry Redknapp says West Ham star Aaron Cresswell is the best left-back in England

Aaron Cresswell

The defender again missed out on selection for the England squad.

The recent England squad Leicester City fans very pleased. Danny Drinkwater joined striker Jamie Vardy in the squad - earning deserved credit for his form.

But West Ham fans were less than happy.

Not only were they left frustrated, yet again, with the absence of captain Mark Noble - but also the fact Aaron Cresswell was left out.

With Leighton Baines and Kieran Gibbs struggling this season and Luke Shaw out injured it looked like Cresswell might get a shout.

Instead it was Tottenham defender Danny Rose and Southampton man Ryan Bertrand who got the nod.

One person not impressed with this call was former West Ham boss Harry Redknapp.

The Derby County consultant and current Jordan national team coach wrote in his Telegraph column earlier today:

"I’m a former West Ham manager so maybe I am biased but I was amazed Cresswell didn’t get selected for these games.

"He’s the best left-back in the country at the moment – and most importantly English – so he can understandably feel frustrated.

"We’ve now got Danny Rose who is uncapped and it seems it will be a case of keeping the seat warm for when Luke Shaw returns from injury.

"For Cresswell though, this was an opportunity for him and he should have got the call."

That is quite a claim from Redknapp, although only Leicester City's Christian Fuchs immediately pops up as a potential pretender to the throne regarding the best left-back in the country.

Cresswell definitely deserved a chance and, like Noble, it is easy to wonder if his time will ever come.

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