Kieran Trippier Admits His Performances Have Not Been Good at All for Tottenham This Season

​Kieran Trippier has conceded that his performances this season have 'not been good at all' and insisted that he wants to recapture his top form with Tottenham.

The Spurs right-back has endured a difficult season in a generally positive campaign for Mauricio Pochettino's side, drawing significant amounts of criticism over inconsistent performances after having starred for England at last summer's World Cup.

​Trippier appeared set to reach even greater heights at club level this term, but the outcome has been a rather less successful period of form which has seen his future in north London called into question.

The 28-year-old experienced another tough night as ​Tottenham fell to a 2-0 defeat to ​Liverpool in Saturday's Champions League final and, after the game, Trippier told ​Sky Sports: "If the manager selects me to play, I will always give everything I can.

"Everybody makes mistakes - I have made plenty this season but I am the one to own up to them.

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"I have had plenty of interviews about my performances this season and it has not been good at all. I am the first one to say that."

Despite having become an integral part of the England set-up last summer in Russia, Trippier's decline in form for Tottenham this season has seen the defender omitted from Gareth Southgate's 23-man Nations League finals squad.

The right-back has made just three appearances for the Three Lions this season, with Liverpool's Trent Alexander-Arnold and ​Manchester City star Kyle Walker now ahead of Trippier in the pecking order.

"I had a good chat with Gareth," Trippier added. "I am grateful for all the opportunities he has given me.

"I know what I need to do to get back into that England team. I know I need to be playing better and rightly so I am not in the squad because I have not been performing well. Trent and Walker have been doing unbelievable this season and they deserve to be playing and I don't.

"Simple as that and I know that for a fact. I need to regroup now at the end of the season and get fully fit and try and catch Gareth Southgate's eye. I am the first one to know if I played badly.

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"It is something you can learn from. I am happy the season is gone. The England situation is a tough one to take but I am willing to accept Gareth's decision."

With the transfer window now open, Trippier's future at Tottenham remains uncertain, and the defender has been linked with a move to Serie A giants ​Napoli ahead of next season.

However, asked whether he would like to remain in north London, Trippier responded: "I am happy to be here. It is a great squad. In football things happen so quickly. I have had a great few years here.

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"But it is just one of them. I will enjoy my rest, come back in pre-season and have a talk with the manager and see what is next."


Source : 90min

Source: 90min