Kieran Trippier has only played two matches in La Liga so far since his move from Spurs to Atletico Madrid, but what a time he is having in Spain.
He seems to be tipped as the new number 2 at Atletico after playing two lots of full 90 minutes and even chalking up an assist in that time (TransferMarkt).
In these two matches, WhoScored ranked him at a decent 6.96 and 7.5 respectively.
In fact, his form in pre-season and early-season has been so impressive that he has earned a recall into Gareth Southgate’s England side this week.
While I admit that Trippier had a bad season last time out, I also believe that a lot of good players have bad seasons. Remember Eden Hazard in Chelsea’s tenth place season?
I think that the right-back should have been given another chance, especially given how highly he performed in the World Cup and the season prior Spurs.
Even with my belief in him as a player aside, I would have accepted the sale if Pochettino and Levy had someone in mind to come in and replace him.
However, not only did they fail to sign a new right-back, they have thrown Kyle Walker-Peters in at the deep end as a first eleven starter when he clearly is not ready to play week in, week out.
Serge Aurier also looks as if he is on the way out, leaving just one recognised right-back at the club (Express).
This is madness and Trippier is now showing Spurs what they are missing.
This man should still be at the club.
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