Journalist Jonty Colman has claimed that West Ham United defender Aaron Cresswell could be dropped after a poor recent display.
This week, the Hammers played the second leg of their Europa Conference League qualifying match and cruised to a 3-0 win over Viborg FF away from home, claiming a 6-1 win on aggregate.
On the night, Gianluca Scamacca opened the scoring and then further goals from Said Benrahma and Tomas Soucek helped see off the opposition with ease.
Despite the routine victory, it seems as though not everyone had the easiest of games. Indeed, in the eyes of Colman, left-back Cresswell ‘had some difficulties’ throughout and he could lose his spot in the West Ham team as a potential consequence.
In the football.london player ratings, the journalist gave his explanations on what he deemed a 6/10 performance, writing: “Captain for the night was Aaron Cresswell, in the absence of Declan Rice. Like Rice, Cresswell missed the first leg through suspension. Long-term, his spot at left-back looks under threat following Emerson’s £13million arrival and against Viborg, he had some difficulties.
“Marking Ibrahim Said, who did not have a visa for the first leg, Cresswell struggled at times, and David Moyes was not best pleased with him on a few occasions when opting to pass inside as opposed to working the ball down the line to Pablo Fornals. Booked for a coming together with Said in the second half, having been sent off in his previous two appearances in Europe. Later made up for earlier errors when his cross eventually led to the Hammers’ third goal of the night.”