Kieran Trippier has explained how ‘there is no better place to be’ than his new club Atletico Madrid for defenders.
Trippier has replaced Juanfran on the right-hand side of the defence at Los Rojiblancos and his encouraging start could well be a sign of things to come, with a great deal of excitement around his start to life in La Liga.
The England international completed his move from Tottenham last month and also insisted it was always his intention to play abroad.
The 28-year-old moved to Los Rojiblancos in a €25m deal from the North London club and appears intent on gaining fluency in Spanish to speak to his teammates.
“For a defender, there is no better place than Atlético,” Trippier told AFP, as cited by Diario AS.
“During these years you can see how strong Atlético 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 Atlético is one of the biggest teams in Europe: it's a step forward.”