West Ham boss David Moyes backed Aaron Cresswell for an England call-up, when speaking to reporters this morning, as quoted by Football.London.
The 31-year-old, who earns £48k-a-week according to WT Foot, has been in superb form of late for the Hammers.
Cresswell experienced an extremely difficult campaign last season.
Many West Ham fans were calling for David Moyes to sign a new left-back in the summer.
The Scot decided against that, however. And Cresswell has really stepped up to the plate.
The left-back, who was signed from Ipswich Town for £4 million in the summer of 2014 (Mirror), flourished at the start of the season when playing as a left-sided centre-back.
Cresswell slotted back into the left-back position when Arthur Masuaku was forced out of the team in December due to knee surgery, however.
David Moyes backs Aaron Cresswell for England
The 31-year-old hasn’t looked back. He has been one of the most consistent performers at the London Stadium since the turn of the year.
And David Moyes told reporters today how an England call-up could be on the horizon for Cress, as quoted by Football.London:
“If he keeps his standards and his form up he will be close because when you are an English player you are always in the spotlight if you can get some good form. England have got one or two good left-backs and people who can play as a left centre-back in a three, but I think Cressie’s form in the first half of the season has been very good.”
That is quite the claim from Moyes.
Cresswell has been outstanding, but he will have his work cut-out if he is to convince Gareth Southgate that he is good enough to usurp Chelsea ace Ben Chilwell and Manchester United star Luke Shaw in the left-back role.
All he can do is keep working hard.
And if the 31-year-old produces the goods for West Ham between now and the end of the season, everything else will take care of itself.