West Ham United are flying at the moment but there will be no complacency from the players at basement club Fulham.
That’s according to West Ham star Aaron Cresswell who insists Manuel Pellegrini simply won’t allow the squad to get carried away.
It would be easy for the Hammers to do just that.
After all the East Londoners have won three games on the bounce for the first time in two years.
Easy to let complacency creep in
They have scored three goals in each of those games, a feat they last managed 36 years ago in 1982.
But speaking on the club’s official website defender Cresswell is adamant West Ham are focused ahead of the game at Craven Cottage.
“We have had three wins on the bounce and we’ve got Fulham on Saturday, then a good little run after that as well, so hopefully we can pick more up wins,” Cresswell told whufc.com.
“You go in everyday, everyone’s working hard, harder than before and not just because we’ve got a win. Everyone thinks we can relax, but we can’t.
‘We won’t just stroll up at Fulham expecting to win’
“We are pushing each other every day, striving for better and certainly, just because we got three wins doesn’t mean we are going to stroll up for Fulham and not have a real go or automatically people think we are going to win.
“We are really working hard in training and trying to put everything in. We are going to try and put those little things we see right. The two goals against Palace from two set plays, which obviously we were not happy about. We are working hard to focus on the next game.”
Comments will be music to a West Ham fan’s ears
Cresswell’s mature comments with be music to the ears of Hammers fans.
There have been occasions this season when West Ham’s attitude towards certain matches has been called into question.
Defeats at home to Bournemouth and Wolves and on the road to Brighton as well as the draw at Huddersfield saw Pellegrini’s side fail to perform for the 90 minutes often starting slow and only coming to life in the second half.
Supporters will be hoping the team has learned its lesson.
Fulham are bottom with the Premier League’s leakiest defence for a generation. But they are improving at home under Claudio Ranieri.