Tottenham full back Kieran Trippier has been tipped to leave the club this summer after having a poor season for the Lilywhites (Football.London).
After having a brilliant World Cup, the England defender has struggled to replicate the same form at Spurs and has come in for a lot of criticism this season.
The 28-year-old played all ninety minutes wheb Tottenham crashed to a 2-0 defeat in the Champions League final on Saturday. After the game, the full back went up to the Spurs fans to thank them for their support.
In an interview with Sky Sports, Trippier has admitted that his performances this season have been disappointing. He said: “If the manager selects me to play, I will always give everything I can.
“Everybody makes mistakes – I have made plenty this season but I am the one to own up to them.
“I have had plenty of interviews about my performances this season and it has not been good at all. I am the first one to say that.”
Trippier also opened up on the feeling of being dropped from the England squad for the UEFA National League finals and suggested that both Trent Alexander Arnold and Kyle Walker deserved to be in the squad ahead of him.
“I had a good chat with Gareth,” Trippier added. “I am grateful for all the opportunities he has given me.
“I know what I need to do to get back into that England team. I know I need to be playing better and rightly so I am not in the squad because I have not been performing well. Trent and Walker have been doing unbelievable this season and they deserve to be playing and I don’t.
“Simple as that and I know that for a fact. I need to regroup now at the end of the season and get fully fit and try and catch Gareth Southgate’s eye. I am the first one to know if I played badly.”
“It is something you can learn from. I am happy the season is gone. The England situation is a tough one to take but I am willing to accept Gareth’s decision.”
Spurs Web Opinion
While there are question marks over his quality, no one can allege that the Bury-born defender even failed to give his all for the club.
We believe that time is up for him at Tottenham, and that the club need to invest in pacey full backs who can get up and down the pitch the whole game to provide extra width in the final third of the pitch.
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