Tottenham fans are absolutely loving Kieran Trippier’s World Cup showing, as the England wing back has been one of the summer’s standout performers.
At the start of last season, fans were split over who should take the helm at right back in North London.
Serge Aurier was an exciting new signing, with bags of pace and power to go with his hefty £23m price tag. He also had experience playing on huge stages like Champions League knockout games, something Trippier didn’t have.
The former PSG man was tipped by most fans to take over from Trippier, although Pochettino’s style typically requires two full backs to rotate throughout the season anyway, due to the sheer amount of work they put in bombing down the wing.
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There can’t be too many fans backing Aurier for the starting spot now though, as Trippier has been simply sensational in both of England’s World Cup wins.
The 27 year-old has played at right wing back in front of a back three, something Pochettino has himself experimented with on plenty of occasions.
The more advanced position seems to be getting the best out of the ex-Burnley man, as only one player in the entire tournament had more key passes than him after two rounds of matches – Belgium playmaker Kevin De Bruyne.
Fans are heaping praise on their flying full back, and you can find some of the best Twitter reactions down below…
You’ve been immense so far. One of our best players this tournament. Keep it up, Tripps. ??????
— Spurs In The Blood (@SpursInTheBlood) June 24, 2018
Best right back in the tournament so far by a distance. Major role in 3 goals today and up there with Kane in both games. Trippier had so little love off the general public before now.
— Daniel Grigg (@Daniel_Grigg) June 24, 2018
U have been immense so far in the WC. Delivery superb. Keep going- we are so proud ???
— Charlotte (@Charpercy84) June 24, 2018
Superb again today Tripps keep getting down that right early ball you know what I mean by now, oh and next season your on corners tell Christian to do one ???
— Martin Stevens (@MARTIN_THFC) June 24, 2018
Such an important player for spurs and England! #tripps for the golden ball!!!
— Charlotte Mant (@charlotte_thfc) June 24, 2018
Aurier won’t be getting a sniff next season ??
— MJS (@d_piddey) June 24, 2018
— Heather (@HeatherToft) June 24, 2018
— jezza bel (@Jezza1704) June 25, 2018
Your the new Cafu geez ?
— Mark Gilders (@MarkyGil80) June 24, 2018