Our flying Right Back Kieran Trippier is hoping to fly the flag for England at next summer’s World Cup, all while his father Chris does the same back home in Bury according to talkSPORT.
Tripps has won two caps under Gareth Southgate and with upcoming friendlies against Germany and Brazil he will have a chance to stake his claim for a place in the Three Lions squad ahead of Russia 2018.
If the he does make the plane the article says nobody would be happier than his dad Chris , a die-hard England fan who has a long-standing tradition of hoisting a super-size St George’s Cross outside the family home during tournaments.
Killjoy authorities did not always share in the fun but the article says Tripps has fond memories to look back on.
“My dad is mad for England. He had a big flag in his garden,” he said.
“It’s huge. A massive pole with a massive England flag and he brought the telly into the garden when it was nice weather. I can never forget it.
Trippier added “The council tried to make him take it down, but he didn’t. They wrote letters to him and everything but he said: ‘I’m not taking it down’.
“The neighbours love it. I don’t know who complained about it, but it’s hilarious.
“We have a bit of banter about it to this day.”
And Trippier junior is in no doubt it is being prepared for another outing in June.”He’s already said he’ll put it up next summer,” he added.
Gareth Southgate has spoken about the perceived lack of passion for the national side and how he wants the country to really get behind the side however in the Trippier household the passion for England has never waned. Trippier added: “I’ll never forget when we were in France (for his debut), my parents were both crying their eyes out,” he said.
He continued “To make it to the senior squad, it was one of the proudest moments.
“From playing in the Championship I’ve always dreamed about playing for England, putting on the jersey. I can remember now, it still gives me a bit of shivers, the France game, when I put the jersey on and I knew I was going to play for England in my debut.”
The article adds that Trippier still has work to do to to get on that plane to Russia but his accomplished performances for Us , not least in their recent Champions League win over Real Madrid, are helping build a strong case.
“You can learn a lot playing against Real Madrid. These are the teams you want to play against,” he said.
“I want to play as many games as I can to hopefully prove that I can be on that plane to Russia. Germany and Brazil will be a great test for us too. These are world-class teams and individual players as well.”
Not unlike he did to Walker, Aurier’s arrival seems to have inspired Tripps to do well and he has been in fine form of late. England do have some decent talent in his role but surely he has a chance or being on that plane. He’s working hard playing well and deserves it
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