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Cresswell has no excuses

It’s best forgotten…yes an awful performance (or non performance) against a team who suddenly found some form but for any of us in search of excuses is pointless.

On a day when we expected to make it 18 points from 21 fatigue is claimed to have caught up and although it’s easy to claim that nobody is particularly happy about doing so as we turn into the new year.

One lousy performance is probably alowable in difficult circumstances and it’s probably why we have seen so many strange results over the festive period.

However, to be honest I’d be more inclined to blame the injury issues which ensured there could be no rotation of a squad which was clearly feeling the pressure.

Aaron Cresswell, mind you, is having none of that and refuses to indulge himself in such discussions. Rightly he makes it clear that the performance from those on the pitch wasn’t good enough in any shape or form.

Speaking to www.whufc.com he said: “We didn’t get going and it wasn’t good enough. I don’t want to make excuses and say we had a day less to prepare or whatever it is and that the games come thick and fast as it’s the same for everyone over the festive period.

“Now we’ve got to get on with it and certainly not use any excuses as that wasn’t good enough and we’ve got to put it right in the next game now.

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“I’m not taking anything away from them as they’re effective at what they do but certainly, from our point of view, it wasn’t good enough and we didn’t get going at all and didn’t create many chances.

Andy [Carroll] had one in the last minute and a couple of others here and there, but they created a lot more.”

Read more at https://www.whufc.com/news/articles/2018/december/31-december/cresswell-we-didnt-get-going-all-burnley#1FWOJ8mmOhePC4A0.99



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Hugh Southon is a lifelong Iron and the founding editor of ClaretandHugh. He is a national newspaper journalist of many years experience and was Bobby Moore's 'ghost' writer during the great man's lifetime. He describes ClaretandHugh as "the Hammers daily newspaper!" Follow on Twitter @hughsouthon