West Ham News

 

Aaron Cresswell has been the bearer of a ‘difficultmessage to his West Ham colleagues as they undergo preparations for Sunday’s (January 16) clash against Leeds United

The two teams squared off at the London Stadium in the FA Cup only a few days ago with the Hammers overcoming Marcelo Bielsa’s side out with a 2-0 victory.

Cresswell is optimistic that the Irons can repeat the win for the 2nd time in only one week. the 32-year-old spoke regarding this on whufc.com.

 

 

“Leeds are always a difficult team to play against…It’s always very high intensity and I thought the lads did well against them on Sunday in the FA Cup, so there’s no reason we can’t repeat that….We’re looking forward to the game.”

Now For The Difficult Part…

 

The Hammers have come into a patch of better form in recent times, following a few iffy results.

The 2-0 win over Norwich, only 2 days ago (January 12) made it 4 out of 4 in the EP, lifting David Moyes’ team ahead of Arsenal into 4th position, and back into Champions League reckoning.

If the Irons are to consolidate that position, they will need to overcome Leeds again, with Arsenal, Tottenham and Manchester United waiting for any slip up.

The Hammers proved simply too good for Marcelo Bielsa’s team in the last match, and hopefully their confidence will be high again for the coming fixture.

West Ham will need some caution. Bielsa is an astute tactician, and he will have made adjustments to Leeds play, hoping to reverse the previous display.

Moyes too, is a savvy operator. Expect the Hammers boss to fine tune his own style to ensure that Leeds don’t know how to effectively neutralise the West Ham superiority. All in all, it should be a great battle, one that West Ham must win.

One thing that Leeds won’t be able to overcome is home advantage, so get down to London stadium and be the Hammers 12th player on the pitch!

 

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