NEWS
Thursday August 1 2019
Kieran Trippier: My priority is to learn Spanish

Kieran Trippier has insisted his ‘priority’ is to gain fluency in the Spanish language after his transfer to Atletico Madrid.

The England international completed his move from Tottenham last month and also insisted it was always his intention to play abroad.

“My priority is to speak Spanish,” Trippier told an interview with ESPN.

“I want to be involved with the players and the coach to understand more.

“I've got a teacher in Madrid and it's five days a week for two hours a day so maybe in a month or two, we can have this interview speaking Spanish.

“There were a few clubs interested in me but when Atletico Madrid came in for me, it was a great experience to play out in Spain in La Liga.

“It's something that I've always wanted to do, to play abroad and I'm absolutely delighted to be here.”

The 28-year-old moved to Los Rojiblancos in a €25m deal from the North London club and appears intent on gaining fluency to speak to his teammates.

Football Italia website