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Frustrating bow for Cresswell

West Ham defender Aaron Cresswell conceded his competitive debut for the club against Tottenham was a frustrating experience.

Cresswell, who arrived at the Boleyn Ground this summer from Ipswich, suffered a disappointing start to his Premier League career when Eric Dier - another debutant - scored a late goal to give Tottenham a 1-0 victory.

But the 24-year-old produced an impressive performance and provided a glimpse of the form that earned him a place in the Professional Footballers' Association Championship Team of the Year last season.

And Cresswell is keen to put the setback behind him as West Ham prepare for another all-London clash against Crystal Palace next weekend.

"I had all my family here and it was a proud moment for me personally," he said.

"But it's not about me, it's about the team and getting the three points. It's not personal, it's not about individual performances.

"The first thing you look at is the result and we didn't get that on Saturday, so I'm very disappointed.

"We'll sit down, go over it, see what we can take out of the game and where we could have gone on to win it.

"It's just about taking the positives into the next game and looking forward to it."