Tottenham right-midfielder Kieran Trippier said that he is eager to build up on his World Cup success. Trippier played a big role in England’s run to the semi-finals in Russia. He scored his first international goal in the semi-final against Croatia through a wonderful free-kick.
Trippier scored Tottenham’s second goal through a wonderful curling free-kick in their 3-1 win over Fulham on Saturday. This was Trippier’s second Premier League goal and his first league goal in 30 months. Besides the goal, Trippier was outstanding on the right flank throughout the match.
Trippier said, “I was delighted to play at the World Cup, it’s crazy what a year can do because I only made my debut for England last year and a year later I am playing in a World Cup. I learnt a lot about myself, it gave me a lot of confidence and I am happy to come back with more experience. Hopefully I can put that to good use by playing as many games as I can for Tottenham this season and helping the team out.”
About his free-kick, the 27-year old said, “Some of the boys saw me shaping up to take it and said, ‘Is it not a bit too far out?’ That made me question my decision and think, ‘Is it a bit too far out?’ But the decision had already been made and I tried to block the keeper’s view as much as possible by telling the boys to get in the wall. I am happy it went in. I think it was a crucial time to get a goal, no matter who scored it, because they were getting on top of the game.
They had scored and gained a lot of momentum, but I think my goal threw them a bit. It was a massive goal in terms of the game.Fulham are a very good side and pass it well. I think they will do really well this season.”
Tottenham Hotspur play their next league fixture against Manchester United at Old Trafford next Monday.