Latest Spurs news: Trippier hints at issues behind the scenes at Tottenham leading to exit
The Spurs defender had a tough campaign in the previous season and made some mistakes for the club.
The English defender also struggled for form but remained as our No.1 right-back due to Serge Aurier’s injuries.
However, Trippier has hinted that there were some issues which led him to leave the club (h/t Evening Standard):
“I think it was time for me to change and move on.
“I don’t necessarily mean that I needed to move on, but things happened behind the scenes at Tottenham, which I don’t really want to go into, but I needed to move on from that.”
Trippier needed a new challenge
The Englishman has had a decent start to his career with Atletico and even played in the 7-4 win over Real Madrid recently.
Moving away from England should reduce the spotlight on Trippier, and he could get back to the basics under a manager such as Diego Simeone.
Spurs have two senior right-backs after Trippier’s sale and we should see more of Kyle Walker-Peters in the upcoming campaign.
The 22-year-old needs to take his chances after Trippier’s exit while Aurier also needs to stay free from problems and fight for the spot.
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The Ivorian played in the Africa Cup of Nations but had his injury problems in the tournament too.