Kieran Trippier has been a hit and miss figure this season. The ex-Burnley man gained hero status for his performances in Russia with England but has been unable to replicate that form for Tottenham, however, with Serge Aurier struggling with injuries it has been up to Trippier to toe the line on the right of Tottenham’s back four, meaning an injury to him would be catastrophic.
— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) 13 November 2018
The news in the tweet above won’t go down well with a lot of fans, but it could be seen as brilliant news for a lot of Tottenham supporters. The groin injury that the 28-year-old suffered during The Lilywhites’ 1-0 win over Crystal Palace isn’t supposed to be a serious one and Trippier could be back as soon as the Chelsea game at Wembley on November 24th.
If Trippier does miss that game then it will probably be the erratic Aurier who is trusted with the starting spot at right-back. After playing well against Watford in the Carabao Cup before getting injured, a lot of Tottenham fans were looking forward to the defender’s return. that return came against PSV last week and after yet another performance that kept the fans on edge, Trippier will be the man they want when they face Maurizio Sarri’s Blues.
You can read The Lilywhites’ verdict on Trippier’s England exclusion here:
Just rest easy @trippier2 .
With all the negative comments here, I would imagine they come from supporters of other clubs, that are jealous that Spurs always seem to have a very high ratio of players called up for international duties. Far far more, than any other club.
— Tom Salter (@salter_tom) November 13, 2018
Get Fit for Chelsea Tripps. #COYS
— Martyn Asby (@MartynAsby) November 13, 2018
Excellent news, when are Dele, Kane, Dier and Winks pulling out?
— Gazza (@GazTheYid) November 13, 2018
Withdraw all our boys Meaningless friendlies in middle of a very tough spell of games
— Andy TTID (@Bytor14) November 13, 2018
Well played Poch; now just 4 more to pick up ‘knocks’ this week
— Super Sissoko (@SpursCockerel) November 13, 2018
— Robert Weaver (@Wingman1882) November 13, 2018
Made up our players get picked but it has an adverse affect on our progress. Not just with the England lads but also the rest of them. Having a starting 11 of all internationals can’t be helped.
— John (@john2horn) November 13, 2018
The Lilywhites will be buzzing that Tripps is set to get two weeks of rest and will hope he can come back fresh for Chelsea in two week’s time.
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