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Trippier Makes Atletico ‘Step Forward’ Boast

Trippier Makes Atletico ‘Step Forward’ Boast

Kieran Trippier claims his move to Atletico Madrid is a “step forward” and he believes coach Diego Simeone can take him “to the next level”. The 28-year-old England international right-back moved to the Wanda Metropolitano in the summer from Tottenham in a €25million deal as a direct replacement for Juanfran in the side.

And, following a strong start to life in Spain’s La Liga, Trippier has waxed lyrical about his new club, while he firmly believes Simeone can get the best out of him.

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The former Burnley man is also looking to fully embrace the move abroad by learning Spanish to be able to communicate with his team-mates.

When asked about his thoughts after a first month with Los Rojablancos, Trippier told AFP: “For a defender, there is no better place than Atletico. “During these years you can see how strong Atletico has been, their teams have always looked like a family, and that is what I feel now.

“Everything comes from Cholo; I think he can take me to the next level. “The passion he (Simeone) has is incredible, in the games he is seen celebrating the free-kicks as if they were goals, it is something that gives you a great boost. “I am working with one of the best coaches of the world, and Atletico is one of the biggest teams in Europe: it’s a step forward.”

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