England fans were in two minds about Kieran Trippier after he put in a solid shift against Italy last night.
He looked very shaky against the Netherlands on Friday but played much better in the 1-1 draw with Italy, showcasing his ability to bomb forward and deliver crosses.
Fans were also impressed with his corners and couldn’t wait to see Harry Kane return to get on the end of them.
England were desperately unlucky to lose and should have recorded their secodn consecutive 1-0 win, but for a late and controversial VAR decision gave Italy a penalty.
That was tucked away to leave the Wembley crowd to make their way out of the stadium disappointed, but slightly clearer about who will play for Southgate in the summer.
Trippier’s place in the England team this summer looks more likely now, after Southgate played with Kyle Walker as part of a back three, but fans are not completely convinced.
Some think that he’s proved he’s the best right-back in the country, but another fan said that offers nothing and that we’re doomed if the Tottenham man is England’s best option.
Here are the best reactions from England fans after the game on Tuesday night:
Trippier offers nothing for me. Young at RWB and Rose and LWB.
— Jamie Plummer (@Jampa9) March 27, 2018
Loving the fact Trippier and Youmg can actually take corners, makes the team so much more dangerous
— Olly (@Olly_Spencer) March 27, 2018
Trippier taking some wicked corners….buzzing for Kane to take them in the WC
— Aaron S (@aarons1308) March 27, 2018
— Ollie (@Ollie_PC) March 27, 2018
Trippier is so under rated, one of first names on the team sheet for Russia👏⚽️
— ethanpayne (@ethanpayne5) March 27, 2018
Great finish from vardy. Like the look of sterling in the number 10 roll. Trippier is impressive too. Come on England
— Rob Dunning (@RobDunning3) March 27, 2018
Love this Walker CB and Trippier RB business, rock solid that right-hand side
— Tyler Lingwood (@TylerLingwood) March 27, 2018
— Elliot (@ElliotHennessy) March 27, 2018
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