Tottenham Hotspur’s Kieran Trippier had a dream of a summer last year in Russia, representing England at the 2018 World Cup.
Not only was he selected to be in the squad after an impressive 2017/18 Premier League campaign with Spurs, but Tripps was also a regular starter at the tournament.
With Kyle Walker pushed into a back three, Trippier was deployed as a right-wing-back in order to utilise his crossing prowess.
Tripps turned out to be one of the best right-backs in the competition, and was a big part of England’s run to the semi-finals, where he even scored a free-kick to put the Three Lions ahead early against Croatia.
Unfortunately, Trippier was unable to carry this superb form into the Tottenham season, despite scoring another delicious free-kick against Fulham on his first game back.
The right-back has recently been linked with a potential £30m move to Italian giants Juventus this summer.
Spurs fans clearly have mixed feeling surrounding Trippier, as many voiced their opinions on Tottenham’s throwback tweet to when they signed the player back in 2015.
Good time to sell him
— THFC (@RealDGGHD) June 19, 2019
— ? (@_TT1D) June 19, 2019
And I wish him all the best in Italy
— Lee OJ Simpson (@LeeSimpson5) June 19, 2019
Trippier didn’t make excuses for his bad season he apologized and said he would rest, work hard and he would come back stronger. IF that means he will come back as World Cup Trippier, I for one want him to be wearing Lilywhite when he does come back. COYS
— McCrory (@SuperHotspursfc) June 19, 2019
And on what day will he leave…?
— Gianni Fortes (@FortesGianni) June 19, 2019
Can’t believe the vile backlash Trippier has received from his own fans this year.
Everyone has dips in performance – his was more visible due to the profile of games he played
I, for one, would love him to stay.
— Phillip Lawrence (@lawrencephil1) June 19, 2019
Not had the best of seasons, but is still one of the best full backs in the world. ALL players have an off season, please don’t sell him, it’ll come back!! ?
— Rennie_Rap-eze (@EzeRennie) June 19, 2019
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