Rewind to last summer and England’s World Cup campaign and Kieran Trippier was one of the most impressive players at the tournament.
His stunning free kick against Croatia in the semi final capped off what was hoped would be the opportunity for the former Burnley man to reach new hights.
However, the script did not exactly go to plan. Despite scoring in his first appearance back in a Spurs shirt against Fulham, it was all downhill from there.
The right-back suffered from a lack of form which saw him at fault for Spurs conceding goals in high profile matches against Chelsea, Arsenal and Ajax.
Trippier even spoke honestly to the media admitting that there was no excuses for his form last season which saw him left out of England’s Nations League squad (BBC).
A fresh challenge at Atletico Madrid presented itself to the defender, who provided a beautiful assist in his first La Liga match.
England manager Gareth Southgate will make a special trip to Spain this weekend to watch Trippier in action against Leganés before he names his squad for the Euro 2020 qualifiers against Bulgaria and Kosovo on Thursday (Telegraph).
Spurs on the other hand have Kyle Walker-Peters and Serge Aurier available to operate at right-back against Newcastle tomorrow, with Juan Foyth still sidelined with an ankle injury.
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