Tottenham legend Graham Roberts has told Football FanCast in an exclusive interview that his former club should not have sold Kieran Trippier to Atletico Madrid.
Trippier joined Diego Simeone’s side back in 2019 for £20m and has since gone on to help them become La Liga champions.
Meanwhile, Tottenham have really struggled. Following Trippier’s departure, the north London outfit have finished sixth and seventh place in the Premier League, missing out on Champions League football as a result.
Ultimately, for Roberts, letting the 30-year-old right-back go was a mistake. On the subject, he told FFC:
“I wouldn’t have let him go. He was the best right-back we had. When Kyle Walker went, he took over and was very, very good.
“He’s gone on to Atletico Madrid and won the league there, so we just seem to let our good players go and they go and win the league.”
In hindsight, selling Trippier does look like it was a mistake. The England international has been excellent under Simeone, which clearly has not gone unnoticed.
Last week, speaking after his surprise inclusion at left-back against Croatia, Three Lions boss Gareth Southgate claimed Trippier had become a “defensive animal”.
Indeed, in both an England and Atletico shirt, Trippier has undoubtedly proven himself and shown Spurs they have perhaps slipped up.