NEWS
Tuesday August 20 2019
Kieran Trippier hailed for Atletico Madrid impact

Kieran Trippier’s early impact at Atletico Madrid has been hailed by Marca who claim he is ‘the face of a new era’ at the club.

The report describes how the Englishman’s first-team debut saw him ‘fit like a glove’ into Diego Simeone’s side, particularly as he provided the assist for Alvaro Morata’s goal.

“He was good and that meant that it was a good game,” Simeone told reporters after the match.

“Although Trippier showed encouraging performances in our pre-season, it is not the same in pre-season as when you play league matches.”

The report highlights how Trippier provided 24 assists in 114 first-team appearances for Tottenham, before his €20m transfer to the Spanish capital this summer.

However, it is claimed that Atleti believe they can increase these numbers with the significance of full-backs this season thought to be prominent.

Trippier has replaced Juanfran in the defence of 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.

Football Italia website