Tottenham Hotspur qualified for the knockout stages of the Champions League with two games to spare following a brilliant 3-1 win against the holders Real Madrid at Wembley on Wednesday night, and Spurs fans were full of praise for the performance of Kieran Trippier.
The 27-year-old started at right wing-back ahead of summer signing Serge Aurier, and he was outstanding at both ends of the pitch as a brace from Dele Alli and a goal from Christian Eriksen wrapped up a deserved win on a night that Mauricio Pochettino’s men dominated the La Liga giants.
Trippier provided the assist for the opening goal when his first-time cross from Harry Winks’ pass was turned home by Alli, and the former Burnley man impressed with his delivery from the right throughout the 90 minutes.
Tottenham supporters were quick to have their say on his showing via social media, and while one described it as his “best game in a Spurs shirt”, another said “if you don’t rate Trippier then I seriously pity you”.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
— Last Word On Spurs? (@LastWordOnSpurs) November 2, 2017
A few slices of humble pie being eaten this morning for many. Long-term scapegoat, Kieran Trippier outstanding ‘again’ last night ?? #COYS
— Ben Harris (@thisisbenharris) November 2, 2017
— Harry Hotspur (@HarryHotspurWHL) November 2, 2017
Trippier outstanding along with Dele and Kane (amazing hold up play). Back 3 superb and Dier is such a leader. The future is Spurs #coys
— Dom K (@dom_k) November 1, 2017
Brilliant to see Kieran Trippier finally getting the deserved recognition from Spurs fans. Brilliant player with a brilliant attitude #COYS
— George Poole (@GeorgePuddle) November 1, 2017
If you don’t rate Trippier then I seriously pity you, I know he isn’t the best at the back but going forward he is incredible #COYS
— Nad (@nad_THFC) November 1, 2017
Also, Trippier was extraordinary. His delivery, often first time, was fantastic. #COYS
— Roberto Kusabbi (@RKTweets) November 1, 2017
— Ricky Sacks ? (@RickSpur) November 1, 2017
I doubted Trippier playing over Aurier and he shut me right up. I wouldn't have it any other way. Masterclass from Trips #COYS
— Herbo (@HerbMcDerb) November 1, 2017