Kieran Trippier may not have seen a lot of Premier League action since his move to Spurs, but the right-back is remaining focused and keen to impress when given a chance.
Trippier made his first Premier League start in a Spurs shirt in the 2-1 win at Watford and impressed with some dangerous crosses into the box. Whilst he’s been first choice in the Europa League, he’s had to play second fiddle to Kyle Walker when it comes to the Premier League.
The former Burnley player admits that the move south has not been easy but has been made welcome by all at the club to help him settle into life at N17 as he looks to provide competition to Kyle Walker.
“I’m delighted to get my first start,” Trippier told the Guardian.
“It was important, we came here to get the three points, which we did. Playing against 10 men isn’t easy but we got the three points.”
“I’m not playing every week but I try to do well every day in training and impress. The manager believed in me today to play and give a good performance, and the most important thing is we got the three points and it’s pushed us further up the table.
“It was a bit difficult at the start, moving down here, but all the lads, the staff, the people around made me feel so welcome and I’m adapting quickly to the style of play of the players here and what the manager needs of me. All I can do is give my best when I’m called upon.”
He added: “I just want to get forward as much as I can and get as many balls into the box for H [Harry Kane] and whoever’s on the end of it. I was happy to get an assist today but most importantly we got the points because it’s not an easy place to come to, Watford.”
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