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Aaron Cresswell says England Call-Up is a Dream Come True

West Ham defender Aaron Cresswell says that he is extremely delighted to be part of the England setup.


The left back has been brought into the squad by interim manager Gareth Southgate as one of the replacement for Luke Shaw. The Manchester United defender has been struggling with a niggling injury which prevents his participation in the games against Scotland and Spain. His presence is also important to overcome the lack of Danny Drinkwater in the team. At 26 years of age, he has had to wait a long time in order to deserve this call-up.

It is also quite surprising considering that West Ham have been poor defensively of late. Under the regime of Slaven Bilic, who managed to get the club closer to the top four in his first season at the club, they have been conceding around two goals per game on an average. As a result, West Ham are just one place above the relegation zone.

It seems that Southgate is looking more at individual performances rather than the statistics of the whole team. Cresswell has been on the fringes of an England call-up for quite a while. He says that the call-up to the England national team and a subsequent debut would be his dream come true.

"On the back of missing just one game for West Ham in two years, coming back from injury in three months, playing a few games and then getting called up to the national side is the stuff dreams are made of.When you start out playing football, everyone wants to represent their country. For me to do that would be a proud moment for me and my family.It's been fantastic. I'm delighted to be at St George's Park, with fantastic facilities.I am looking forward to it,” said Cresswell after the call-up.