Kieran Trippier, who recently committed his future to Tottenham in signing a new 5 year contract, has revealed how useful the upcoming International Champions Cup will be to the team’s pre-season preparations.
Just yesterday Mauricio Pochettino talked up the pre-season tournament, labeling it an ‘exciting’ experience as well as the ideal platform to develop and perfect the team’s philosophy.
Singing from the same hymn sheet, in an interview posted on Tottenham’s official club website, Kieran Trippier has reiterated Pochettino’s appraisal of the competition, revealing his eagerness to start playing football again. He said:
“We’re moving forward, we want to win things so pre-season is a good time to re-group and work together with all the lads again. We’ve got three very tough games but three very exciting games.”
“It’s always good to travel away in pre-season, get that experience abroad and you just have to look at the teams that we’re playing – they’re up there with the best teams in the world.”
Tottenham kick off their International Champions Cup campaign against PSG in Orlando tomorrow and will also face Roma in New Jersey on the 25th before their final game of the tournament against Manchester City in Tennessee on the 29th.
Tottenham will then complete their testing pre-season with a friendly match at temporary home Wembley against Italian giants Juventus on the eve of the Community Shield.
“These are the teams that we want to play against to progress in the Premier League,” He added. “It’s a very tough league that we’re in so we’re only going to get better by playing teams like PSG, Roma and City.”
“We’ll obviously go out and try to win, work on the things we need to work on and then go back home for the end of pre-season, the Juventus game at Wembley and then look to start off well in the Premier League on August 13.”
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