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Happy Cresswell not worried about the glory

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AaronAaron Cresswell heads for Manchester City today with a reputation which has reportedly brought him to their attention.

But with very public declarations from the Irons he is going neither there or anywhere else Hammers fans can again watch his talents in comfort.

In an interview wit the Sunday Mirror – the front runner for Hammer of the Year – said:  “No one grows up wanting to be a left-back! That’s not how you think as a kid. You want to be scoring goals and getting all the glory.

“When I was growing up in Liverpool I played centre midfield, but then the coach moved me to left-back.

“I was devastated because you don’t score as many goals from there, but it proved to be the right decision. I was 14 and soon ­realised it could be a good position for me as I progressed.

“The game is changing. The modern day full-back gets forward more and creates more chances, so now they do get a bit more attention.

“I really enjoy it – but I think most kids would still prefer to be a forward.”

Cresswell inspiration is former Chelsea and England star Ashley Cole because “he’s been so consistent”. But Cresswell is following the script having played every league game.

He and his ­girlfriend are now settled in their Essex home, and – as he continues to earn rave reviews – the West Ham man added: “I don’t let anything go to my head. I will just get on with my job here.

“We move to the Olympic Stadium soon and the next year is a big one at Upton Park. When we move, we will be playing at one of the best grounds in Europe.

“So everyone, who is under contract, here is buzzing to be part of it.”

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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!"

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  • whambam says:

    Karen Brady’s comments annoy me sometimes “we could get 4 times what we paid for him” , that sounds very business like and almost puts a price on him, £8 million, who could you get for that money to replace him?, I could imagine Spuds Levy straight away saying ” he’s worth more than 10 times what we paid for him”, when are the board going to realise that these big clubs will get who they want ‘money no object’, eg £100 million Bale, I thought they would of learnt from £14 million for Bellamy to City

  • mattefumi el loco says:

    I agree with you… Anyway Cresswell doesn’t worth less than 20 million in my opinion, BUT he must not be sold.

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