Kieran Trippier ready for ‘fierce’ England right-back competition


Trippier made one thing of a shock transfer when he swapped Tottenham for Atletico in 2019 after falling out of favour at Spurs, however the 30-year-old has gone on to understand his ambitions of LaLiga title glory within the Spanish capital.

Trippier loved a stable first season with Atletico and was considered one of LaLiga’s high full-backs this time period, serving to Diego Simeone’s males pip rivals Real Madrid to the title.

But the right-back has had little time to have fun final weekend’s triumph as he returned to England to quarantine, earlier than linking up with the squad within the north east on Saturday as Euro 2020 preparations acquired beneath means.


Trent Alexander-Arnold, Reece James and Kyle Walker have additionally been included in a provisional group that must be reduce from 33 to 26 on Tuesday, with Gareth Southgate going through some robust choices.

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“It’s fierce (competition),” Trippier informed PA. “There’s so many right-backs.

“I acquired overlooked of the Nations League and it is all about bouncing again.

“Life’s all about challenges however we have got fierce competition.

“But I just need to do as well as I can for my club, try and give very good performances every week.

“But I had competition even once I was at Tottenham with Walks for an excellent few years, and England as nicely.

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“For me, it’s just about doing as well as I can from a club, trying to achieve big things, especially this season and, yeah, just give my all.

“Personally, that’s all I can say.”

Additional reporting by PA.

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