Trippier: No rows with Eriksen over Spurs free kicks

first_imgKieran Trippier insists that he would never disagree with Christian Eriksen over the possibility of taking a free kick at Tottenham, after scoring against Fulham last week.The England international’s dead-ball prowess came to the fore in the summer, as he scored an exceptional free kick in the Three Lions’ World Cup semi-final defeat to Croatia.That goal led to calls for the defender to be placed on set-piece duty for Spurs and he repaid that faith by netting from 30 yards as Mauricio Pochettino’s men beat the Cottagers 3-1 last weekend. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! As a clash with Manchester United at Old Trafford looms, Trippier says he is not worried about the prospect of an argument with the Denmark midfielder, himself a set-piece specialist.“No way, I’m not like that,” he told the Guardian. “Fulham was my first game back and I felt good. Me and Christian, if we have a free kick and I place it but he says he fancies it then I’ll let him take it, no problem.”No problem at all. If he came up to me and said: ‘I fancy this,’ I’d say: ‘Take it, mate.’”Trippier is equally humble when it comes to remembering his strike against Croatia, the first goal England’s senior team had scored in a semi-final since 1990.“It’s a World Cup semi-final but the day before, and throughout the tournament really, there was me, Youngie (Ashley Young), Trent [Alexander-Arnold] and a few other boys hitting free kicks well, to be fair,” Trippier added.Kieran Trippier England Croatia World Cup 11072018“Before the game we were talking – which side did we want it on? – me and Youngie.”It’s all about who feels confident at that moment in time and I said: ‘I feel confident, do you mind if I take it?’ And he said: ‘No problem at all.’ I’m happy it went in but frustrated and disappointed about the result.”Despite his World Cup heroics, Trippier is not a guaranteed starter at Spurs, with the club blessed with depth at right-back.Both Serge Aurier and Kyle Walker-Peters are also able to play at full-back, and Trippier says it ensures he strives for consistency.“Serge has come in, who is great competition, and Kyle Walker-Peters has been excellent in pre-season. He’s unbelievable and he deserves a mention because he works so hard on the training field and he deserves a lot of praise for the way he has conducted himself over the last 18 months,” added the 27-year-old.”There are three of us trying to play in the right-back spot and that’s why you have to keep working hard, because the manager doesn’t miss a trick.”If you’re off it, don’t complain if you’re not playing at the weekend.” Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.last_img

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