Tottenham Hotspur right back Kieran Trippier has received mixed reviews throughout the season so far, but in my opinion, fans need to cut him some more slack.
The full back was injured in England’s semi-final against Croatia at the World Cup in the summer, but returned to play in the third place play off just days later.
He was part of the side that gave England fans some of their best moments in years, and because the country made it so far, he was barely given a pre season before the Premier League kicked off.
Trippier never really recovered from this issue sustained on international duty, and endured some extremely patchy form in the League before finally falling foul to the injury.
We all know that on Trippier’s day he is a fantastic player, capable of defending sensibly while offering a unique attacking threat.
Since returning from injury, Tripps has played plenty of minutes over the Christmas period, and played a big part in sensational wins over Everton and Arsenal.
He has still been a little dodgy in defensive areas, but with the severe injury problems and fatigue he has been contending with, I think we have to allow the odd mistake.
His main back up, Serge Aurier, is also out injured, with only Kyle Walker-Peters around to relieve Trippier and give him any kind of rest.
Despite this, Tripps has continued to be an attacking threat, and is still racking up assists and chances created with his pinpoint delivery.
We know he can reach a higher level defensively, Spurs fans just need to be patient while he recovers and rediscovers his best form, in my opinion.
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