Tottenham Hotspur right-back Kieran Trippier was one of England’s star performers during the 2018 World Cup in Russia as the Three Lions progressed to the semi-finals of the competition before falling to a defeat against Croatia.
Following the tournament, some even speculated that the Spurs defender is among the best right-backs in the world.
Trippier has been largely inconsistent this season and has been unable to replicate his England heroics in the Premier League for Tottenham.
He has been at fault for a number of goals which Mauricio Pochettino’s side have conceded this season and also scored an own goal against Chelsea recently.
The 28-year-old has so far played 30 games for Tottenham this season and has one goal and an assist to his name. Despite his inconsistency, he has been retained by Pochettino as a first-team regular, due to Serge Aurier spending large amounts of time on the sidelines through injury this season.
In spite of his struggles this season, Tottenham star Trippier will still have opportunities to redeem himself.
This is going to be an interesting week for the North Londoners as they face off against Manchester City twice, with one match coming in the Champions League quarter-final second leg and the other coming in the Premier League.
The Tottenham defender will have to deliver top performances this week if his side are to emerge happy after playing against Pep Guardiola’s mighty team.
Trippier is one that is not afraid of admitting his own faults. He has admitted that he could have done better this season.
“I could have done a lot better than what I have done, I am the first to admit that” he told Sky Sports.
“I look at all the games I play in and review them. I have had chats with the manager and other players too, but its all about learning and trying to do as best as I can in every game.”
Trippier is capable of excellent delivery from wide areas and from set pieces, but his defensive inconsistency has frustrated the Tottenham fans over time.