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Frustration for Cresswell

31st December 2018, 13:25 by Jack Ogalbe

West Ham’s Aaron Cresswell says his side had no excuses for Sunday's 2-0 defeat at Burnley.

The Hammers have enjoyed a brilliant December, winning five games for the first time in a calendar month, but, off the back of Thursday's victory at Southampton, were listless in Lancashire.

Boss Manuel Pellegrini suggested fatigue was a factor in his side's poor showing and injuries mean the Chilean is unlikely to be able to make widespread changes for Wednesday's visit of Brighton.

Rather than look for reasons for the defeat, Cresswell instead put the performance down to being off the pace against a side he expected the Hammers to get something off.

"We didn't get going and it wasn't good enough," the left-back conceded. "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.

"Five wins in December is a positive but it's always a downer when you beat Southampton and come here expecting to get a point at least, so to go away with nothing is frustrating."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Jack Ogalbe has been working for the team since his student days, having enjoyed a successful placement. He is an avid West Ham fan but also enjoys writing on rugby union, golf, tennis and cycling.

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