Trippier reveals he discussed Atletico move with Spurs team-mate

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Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur have been in a mess defensively this season, most notably at right-back.

Mauricio Pochettino has already played four different plays on the right side of his defence with Kyle Walker-Peters, Davinson Sanchez, Moussa Sissoko and Serge Aurier all having featured at different times.

While Aurier is by far the most experienced at playing the position, he can also be the most unreliable given his tendency to pick up silly bookings which led to his early red card against Southampton along with his poor positioning which cost Spurs dearly against Bayern Munich.

The departure of Kieran Trippier during the summer has proven to have weakened our selection options given the fact that Mauricio Pochettino decided not to go out and buy a direct replacement.

Trippier struggled with form and injury in North London last season which saw him being left out of the England squad for the UEFA Nations League matches this summer but has impressed during his time in Spain and regained his place in Gareth Southgate’s team.

The 29-year-old has revealed that he consulted the opinion of former team-mate Fernando Llorente about how he could adapt quickly to life in Spain both on and off the field.

He told Marca: “I’m not really napping, but I love hearing people talk about it. My friend Fernando Llorente told me everything I should know to play in Spain and I try to adapt as quickly as possible.

“In England, you could play games at 12.00 and in Spain at 22.00, the games are very late, as differently and at different times. But for me, it was easy to adapt, no problem. The weather is the best, it is wonderful. And the people, who are very friendly and as I said, make my family feel welcome and that is very important to me.”

Llorente also headed out of the exit at Tottenham during the summer following the expiration of his contract and has already found the back of the net at new club, Napoli.

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