Kieran Tripper feels he hasn’t done enough to live up to the expectations off late.
He has been Tottenham Hotspur’s first preference in the right-back department and has started 24 games for the North London side. On the back of a superb World Cup 2018, he was expected to replicate his form for his club.
But that hasn’t been the case so far. The 28-year-old has had his fair share of problems and has been very subpar as Mauricio Pochettino’s side is battling for a top four spot.
The former Burnley defender is expected to keep his place when they travel to Manchester to take on Manchester City in the second leg of the Champions League quarterfinals.
Trippier said, “I could have done a lot better than what I have done, I am the first to admit that.
“I look at all the games I play in and review them. I have had chats with the manager and other players too, but it’s all about learning and trying to do as best as I can in every game. I always do my best.
“I could have done a lot better since the World Cup.”
“I was trying things that I shouldn’t do, taking risks, I have been at fault for a few goals this season and made a few errors.
“I don’t think it was to do with the World Cup. I feel maybe trying things differently when maybe I should have been sticking to the basics that got me to play for England and Tottenham. I look back and think to myself during games ‘what are you doing? why do that?’. It’s going back to basics and getting back to the things that got me to play for England in the first place.
“I have got the right manager to talk me through games where I have played badly. I have spoken to my team-mates and they are all behind me.”