Some Tottenham Hotspur fans were raving about Kieran Trippier’s performance for Atletico Madrid against Liverpool at Anfield in the Champions League last night.
The Spanish side triumphed 3-2 after extra-time and 4-2 on aggregate to knock the holders out. Diego Simeone’s team had to be defensively strong and Trippier helped with this, up against Sadio Mane who did not register a goal or an assist. Indeed, Mane could only manage to successfully dribble past players in five out of his 10 attempts, and Trippier was only dribbled past once in the entire game (via Sofascore).
Trippier – who left Tottenham in the summer of course – was also crucial in stopping Andrew Robertson scoring with a vital piece of defending that saw the Scotsman hit the bar instead (full highlights via YouTube).
Would Kieran Trippier get into this Tottenham side?
Spurs fans were raving about their former right-back, with one fan even claiming that he had all of the Liverpool players ‘on toast’:
Kieran Trippier kept Mane as quiet as a mouse last night, a defensive manager in Simeone is working wonders it seems.
— Pochology (@Pochology1) March 12, 2020
Oh….. And Trippier’s a bit better now too… 😞
— Sumeet Ranjan Rout (@rout_sumeet97) March 12, 2020
#COYS how well did K Trippier play for Atletico last night. Yes a player we let go but has improved under Simeone.
— SDC (@steveconnor17) March 12, 2020
No idea – we still don’t know what happened behind the scenes, do we? I never got the Trippier hatred, didnt want him sold.
— Jacqui Martin 🧡 (@jackolinemartin) March 12, 2020
Kieran trippier had you all on toast
— Mark Smith (@MarkSmith1992) March 12, 2020
Why did we sell Trippier?
— #ENICOUT (@Spurs_in_Crisis) March 11, 2020
Why did we let Trippier go?
— Taran Rai (@taransrai) March 11, 2020
Kieran Trippier actually put in a solid defensive showing. He won. My head is steaming right now.
— Ant. (@AnthonyCOYS) March 11, 2020
Spurs fans, what did you make of Trippier’s performance? Do you think that you should have sold him? Let us know in the comments down below!
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