Former Tottenham Hotspur striker Darren Bent has revealed that he was left confused by Kieran Trippier’s comments that he wanted to meet with Daniel Levy about his future.
Trippier recently claimed that Spurs sold him “too soon” after chairman Daniel Levy refused to speak to him and Mauricio Pochettino avoided giving him the straight answers he wanted (Sky Sports).
The right back stated that he did not want to leave north London, but had no choice when his manager and the chairman did not respond to reassurances about his future (Express).
Bent was baffled as to why Trippier felt the need to try and discuss his position at the club when the decision typically rests with the manager.
The 28-year-old experienced a difficult season with Tottenham and was at fault for some high profile goals being conceded against Ajax, Chelsea and Arsenal.
He has taken to life well in La Liga with Atletico and found himself back in Gareth Southgate’s England squad when he started in the 4-0 win against Bulgaria at Wembley this evening.
Bent told Football Insider: “If he’s genuine in what he’s saying then I don’t think anyone can criticise him for it. He’s said he’s gone to see the manager, Pochettino’s said he can’t guarantee him the minutes he wanted to play, so that’s fair enough.
“He has then tried to go see the chairman about it – I’m not sure why he’d go see the chairman because it’s obviously the manager’s decision – but he’s said he wants to go see Daniel Levy, he didn’t really want to give him the time to speak to him.
“Fair play to him, he’s said he’ll go and ply his trade at Atletico Madrid, one of the big boys of European football. I remember him dropping a comment before – now we know what he’s on about.”
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