What Kieran Trippier needs at Tottenham

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Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

Tottenham Hotspur’s incredible season is starting to fall apart after two exits from cup competitions in a matter of four days.

First losing the semi final of the League Cup to Chelsea, then getting knocked out of the FA Cup by Crystal Palace.

One man who seems to be on the wrong end of abuse from fans of late is English right-back Kieran Trippier.

Supporters have many jobs at a football club, including getting behind the team, funding the club, providing atmosphere, and also holding players and staff to account.

If a player is not performing, or a manager/chairman is making questionable decisions, the supporters are well within their rights to voice their opinions.

However, I feel like it has gone a step too far with Trippier. Every week I see messages on Twitter asking for him to be dropped completely, or sold even.

This is a player who last season was outstanding for Spurs, and ever since the unfortunate sale of Kyle Walker, has picked up the right back mantle with aplomb.

He played his way into the England team and also gave us one of the country’s best footballing experiences in donkeys years, even topping it off with a freekick in the semi final.

However, despite all these highs and class performances, and goals and assists, now that Trippier is experiencing one of his first slumps in his Spurs career, many fans are ready to give up on him.

A good player doesn’t become a bad player overnight for no reason. Trippier has played a lot of games over the past year, and carried some nasty injuries, and surely just needs time and rest to get back to his best, but mostly importantly, support too!

We should be getting behind our player to improve his performances on the pitch, not giving up on him and condemning him to a Tottenham exit at the first sign of poor performances.

If Kane had a bad season in which he only scored five or ten goals, would people be asking for him to be sold too?

Get behind Trippier. Support him. Hopefully he can get back to the levels he showed over the past two or three years. There is still a quality player in there.

 

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2 COMMENTS

  1. I have faith in Poch and I am disgusted at the reported comments of so called fans wanting him to be axed.

    I can remember when we were always behind Arsenal, never achieving Champions League, Now the fans at Arsenal are jealous of our position and potential.

    Support the team and shut up with the ill judged comments

  2. He really surprised me in the World Cup, but has been woeful this season. He isn’t the best of defenders, so you’re main hope is he puts some amazing crosses in. His big problem always has been, he refuses to take an opposition player on. This is what makes Danny Rose so good. Ben Davies is equally frustrating. When we had Rose and Walker as first choice, we were so dangerous, with so much pace from the winger and the full back on each side. Isn’t it any wonder, with all the injuries, unless Rose is playing, we look totally toothless. We aren’t getting behind teams. Rose set up our goal against Chelsea. We didn’t score against Palace. We need a central midfielder, but after that we need to look at full back. This is where we are weakest. We have 5 of them, KWP has promise, but Davies, Trippier and Aurier simply would not get into Man City, Liverpool, Chelsea or Man U side. At Arsenal they might.

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