Tottenham defender Kieran Trippier wants to build on his outstanding World Cup and take his game to the next level with Spurs. Trippier, playing at right wing-back, was arguably England’s player of the tournament as Gareth Southgate’s men made it to the semi-finals in Russia before bowing out to Croatia.
It was against the Croatians that Trippier put the Three Lions ahead with a brilliant free-kick and he picked up for Spurs where he left off with another fine strike against Fulham.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side were labouring towards a 1-1 draw until Trippier, in his first game since the semi-final, sent a curling effort over the wall and into the corner, with Harry Kane then going on to seal the points in a 3-1 win.
That goal was just part of a fine display on the right and the 27-year-old is hoping to put his impressive summer to good use.
“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,” he said.
“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.”