West Ham United man Aaron Cresswell has praised the exploits of his teammates Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernandez even as they lose to Southampton in the Premier League.
The Irons were set to get a point in their second game against the Saints following their 4-0 loss to Manchester United.
However, things broke down at the end as the referee awarded the hosts a stoppage time penalty. Southampton converted the opportunity to claim all points from the 3-2 thriller.
Hernandez struggled to touch the ball in the first game against Man United but he scored two crucial goals against Southampton. Marko Arnautovic was sent off in the fixture but the east London side could have still gotten a share of the spoils before the stoppage time goal.
It is mixed feeling at the London stadium as Winston Reid picks up a serious injury – yet another potential long term layoff for SlavenBilic’s men. Reid agreed to a new six year deal but he could not celebrate it as much. He was stretchered off at St Mary’s and Angelo Ogbonna called in as replacement.
Cresswell said Hernandez was happy to finally get the goals but that overall the loss killed the celebrations. On whether the Mexican was excited about his first goal, Cresswell said:
“Yes, of course he’s really happy about it. But at the end of the day it’s all about getting points on the board.”
Cresswell praised the effort of the player but hopes that they can get points sooner. On playmaker Manuel Lanzini who can help more points in the bag, Cresswell added:
“He was arguably our best player last season, so of course he’s been a big miss for us.”
Lanzini is expected back soon as West Ham chase for their first point this season.