Date: 14th June 2019 at 8:30pm
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A lot has been said about Tottenham Hotspur’s Kieran Trippier and his future with us over the last few months.

Reports in the past have suggested that Mauricio Pochettino is prepared to offload the right-back after what has been considered a ‘poor’ campaign for him – something he later admitted when he was left out of the England squad for the Nations League finals.

The likes of Napoli and Juventus have both been credited with an interest in the England international, whilst we have also been linked with Hiroki Sakai as a possible replacement.

However, perhaps cashing in on Trippier this summer would be a mistake for Spurs?

Although there were a few aspects of his game that had certainly been far from his best – such as his final ball into the attackers and his defensive play – he is still a quality right-back and a rest over the summer could be exactly what he needs to get back to his very best.

He starred for England in their way to the World Cup semi-final, however, that had cost him a rest period as he would have been thrown straight into pre-season workouts and then back into competitive football.

Valued at £31.5million by Transfermarkt, the 28-year has actually improved year-on-year if the figures collated by WhoScored are anything to go by.

Admittedly he played more games last season, however, Trippier made more tackles (2.5 per game on average) and contributed more key passes (1.8) despite recording fewer assists. Those figures may be far from the best, but they are a helluva lot better than the worst.

Surely, giving Trippier the summer off could help him get back to his best and keeping him for another year could provide dividends for us next season.

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8 Replies to “Offloading £31.5m-rated talent could backfire on Pochettino and Tottenham – Opinion”

  • Mad to even contemplate selling him.
    Why would Spurs shoot themselves in the foot and affect the whole balance of the squad by selling an experienced England international right back?? OK, he’s not had the best of seasons but
    who’s challenged him and who’s better? A bit of encouragement and work and he’ll be back to his 2017/18 best next season.
    And who’d replace him in the team? Aurier? (you’re joking) KWP? (never developed as we hoped) Foyth? (not a specialist, and he’s still learning his trade as a centreback). So, with Walker gone, we’d sell Tripps too, would we?!
    Like I said, madness! Bring in competition for him by all means, and if a new player then takes over from Tripps (as Tripps took over from Walker before he left) then great. But meanwhile, you don’t sell key players we need, and I include Toby, Eriksen, Rosie in that. The only players who need to leave to free up space for others coming in are Aurier, Wanyama, Onomah, Nkoudou and Llorente.

  • Selling Trippier won’t maybe come back to bite us it definitely will. Ive been writing for the past 3 weeks against selling him. You don’t go from being a stand out player in a WORLD CUP, to being a player everyone wants to sell without a good reason. Just finished a full season 2017-2018 straight in to a world cup and played to the quarterfinals also not to mention picking up an injury along the way. Maybe a week or so off if lucky then in to another full on pre season then Premiership, league, FA and CL games plus some internationals all that with no rest time nor healing time. Trippier was not the only player not playing at his best all season and the rest of them didn’t have an injury on top of it all. Fans have such short memories, thank God im a supporter not a fan…..COYS

  • Nonsense. Trippier has never been good for us defensively, even before his injury. You can make all the tackles and key passes you want, but if you ball watch, lack pace and get caught out of position like Trippier does than there is certainly room for an upgrade.

    • People talk about Trippier playing well for England! Were talking about Tottenham…sorry to say to you Trippier fans, hes far too inconsistent , he cant defend, tackle, and lacks pace…good going forward and crossing…is that good enough?

  • Spurfect One, Trippier has never been good for us ‘what ever’ its really sad how quick some fans turn on players. If that’s your unrealistic opinion then okay but I disagree imo Trippier should stay Aurier should leave and Wan Bissaka should be brought in for competition for right back. KWP is a good player but needs a bit more time and experience.

    • I said defensively, going forward we all know he has been good. The problem is he lacks pace and the likes of Mane have had a good time against him, he has often been targeted as a wink link in our defence. He might come good and improve on his positional awareness , but at age 28, i’m not holding my breath, we can 100% upgrade on him in my opinion. This is not even about turning on players, this is about improving and growing.

  • Tripps has caused us lots of grief last season.I recall him ball watching in the city cl game leading to the overrated Sterling scoring and other games.All things said it’s better keeping him and off loading Aurier .Caution here because we wanted sissoko sold.Get my drift? Anyway we can look at the Leceister city fullback(Ricardo his name?) Extremely good going forward ,decent defender and can score.In my opinion the best right full back in the pl.

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