West Ham ace Aaron Cresswell has admitted [Daily Mail] that injury to one of England’s left-backs is the only thing that would earn him an international recall right now.

The 31-year-old last played for the Three Lions in 2017 and has three caps to his name, but he has not gotten a look-in despite his form for the Hammers over the last 18 months.

Cresswell is not bothered about the international snub, though, but he does not believe he would earn a chance at the moment as long as Gareth Southgate’s current options stay fit and maintain their form ahead of next year’s World Cup in Qatar.

He told Sportsmail’s Jamie Redknapp when asked if he feels he deserves more credit than he gets: “Not really. Even with England, I don’t read into it.”

“The squad that Gareth Southgate has got – Luke Shaw, Ben Chilwell – fantastic players.

“I’ve been in England squads, in 2016, in 2017. If anything was to happen with any of the lads who are in the squad now, I’d like to think I’d have a chance of getting in. But as long as I’m giving my all for West Ham, that’s enough for me.”


Ian Wright took to Twitter to air his opinion after Cresswell was omitted from the last squad, asking what the Hammers defender needed to do again to get another chance.

I’ve been there where form is ignored and certain players are guaranteed spots!! It’s hard to take because there is nothing else you can do. I don’t know what Tomori needs to do get in and get a chance. Cresswell, Bowen, White, Gallagher will all be gutted. https://t.co/85zyOKZSyZ

Ian Wright (@IanWright0) November 4, 2021

The left-back has 13 assists across all competitions from the start of last season, playing a huge role in ensuring his team qualified for the Europa League last season.

He has remained a regular as David Moyes’ side continue to fly high in the Premier League in 2021-22, but Southgate has not been impressed from the look of things.

Statistically, Shaw and Chilwell have not been better than Cresswell in recent months, and it can be argued that the Hammers ace is better than them when it comes to defending.

He is one of West Ham’s set-piece designated takers due to the quality of his deliveries, and he definitely would be baffled as to why Southgate keeps ignoring him.

Cresswell will be hoping to be in next year’s World Cup squad, and while he will be giving his best to achieve that aim, he will not lose sleep over an omission.

In other West Ham news, an amazing attacker is making personal arrangements for Hammers switch in January.

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