Paul Robinson Exclusive: Tottenham have a 'Real problem' after baffling '19 deal agreed
Paul Robinson has insisted Tottenham made a big mistake by selling Kieran Trippier for £20million this summer.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the ex-Spurs and England goalkeeper can’t believe his former club let a proven player go without replacing him.
Trippier, 29, has been a mainstay of the Atletico Madrid starting XI this season and has fended off Trent Alexander-Arnold, Kyle Walker and Aaron Wan-Bissaka to keep his England place.
Robinson is convinced that Tottenham have exposed themselves badly on the right side of their defence by offloading Trippier.
“Spurs, surprisingly in my opinion, let Kieran Trippier go far too easily and I can’t understand why, whether that was the player or the club’s decision,” Robinson told Football Insider.
“When things like that happen you take a risk, you leave yourself exposed if you get an injury, and they’ve really struggled at right back this year.
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“Serge Aurier, Serge Gnabry for Bayern Munich exploited that scored a hat-trick, was electric down that side and we didn’t seem to have an answer for it.
“I think the ease that they let Kieran Trippier go was a real problem.“
Trippier made 114 appearances for Tottenham across four seasons after signing from Burnley in the summer of 2015.
Spurs have used Aurier, Kyle Walker-Peters, Juan Foyth, Davinson Sanchez and even midfielder Moussa Sissoko at right-back this season as Mauricio Pochettino struggles to fill the position.
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