Ex-Spur left confused to why player wanted to talk to Levy about his future

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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.

Kieran Trippier
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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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  1. Well, of course Levy and Poch got this decision right, didn’t they!?
    Selling Tripps (2 years after the mistake of selling Walker) has really improved our right hand side (NOT!).
    Leaving us with a useless Aurier and a still undeveloped KWP and
    complete imbalance where none existed before.
    And to think that we sold Tripps for less than what we paid for Aurier!!!
    I know you’re a great businessman Levy, but you dropped a real ricket with this!
    So we have Sanchez and Foyth struggling on our right flank, as will all other square pegs
    (into round holes) in the future no doubt.
    In January, Levy and Poch, please buy a decent right back for pete’s sake, and give
    our team back its balance!!


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