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Cresswell so proud of Hammer who has stuck at it

West Ham defender Aaron Cresswell has hailed Manuel Lanzini after his brilliant goal against Tottenham at the weekend.

The attacking midfielder capitalised on a loose touch from Harry Winks to fire the ball into the top corner from range with an absolute piledriver.

Lanzini has been in poor form apart from laying on  two assists in three EFL Cup games, against Charlton and Hull.

H made only 14 starts last season, failing to score a goal.

His last league goal, prior to the Spurs thunderbolt, came in 2019, in a 4-3 win against Huddersfield, who are now in the Championship.

A cruciate ligament rupture cost Lanzini a fair portion of his career, and Cresswell believes that he is now on the comeback trail.

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Speaking to the club’s official website, he said: “Obviously he had a bad injury a couple of years ago and this season probably hasn’t gone the way he wanted so far.

“He’s stuck at it and I couldn’t be more proud of him.”

It remains to be seen if Lanzini will be a member of the starting XI for the next two games, against Manchester City and Liverpool, but he has put himself in a superb position.

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About Dave Langton

A journalist with 10 years' experience of working on National newspapers, now chief reporter covering the club that I've loved since I was a boy. Upton Park remains the greatest football stadium ever built.