In our latest instalment of the Flashback series, we take a look back at a certain moment and look at how things might have changed those initial reactions.
Were Tottenham too quick to sell Kieran Trippier?
Tottenham Hotspur sold Kieran Trippier to Atletico Madrid during the summer of 2019 for a fee upwards of £20m, as reported by The Guardian.
At the time, there were seemingly some fans who were happy to see him leave, but the decision to let the 29-year-old depart the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium is beginning to look a bit questionable.
Spurs have had right-back problems this season, with Kyle Walker-Peters and Serge Aurier both failing to make the position their own, while Juan Foyth is yet to play a single minute this season due to an ankle injury, as per TransferMarkt.
Aurier had impressed in the position, but recently gave a reminder of his reckless side by getting sent off against Southampton for two yellow cards that were just four minutes apart, as per WhoScored.
In addition, Walker-Peters hasn’t played a single Premier League minute in the four games since the 1-0 loss against Newcastle United, indicating that he perhaps isn’t fully trusted by Mauricio Pochettino.
While all this has been going on, Trippier has started seven games across La Liga and the Champions League, getting one assist in each competition.
In the league, Trippier has made 2.3 tackles, 1.2 interceptions and two clearances per game, while also averaging 1.7 key passes, 0.7 dribbles and 1.5 crosses.
This perhaps shows that Spurs should have stuck with the former Burnley right-back, or at least should have brought in a replacement to ensure his position is adequately filled. In light of his success and the problems currently felt in north London in that particular position, the decision to sell him is looking worse now than it did in the summer.
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