Date: 16th November 2017 at 6:20pm
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By Laura O’Leary

Kieran Trippier has raved about his manager Mauricio Pochettino calling him ‘one of the best managers in the world.’

In an interview with Ian Abrahams which aired on talkSPORT (Thursday 15:10), the defender did not have a bad word to say about his current boss.

“For me he is one of the best managers in the world and it’s just his understanding of the game,” Trippier explained adding, “the tactics we do with him, the individual stuff, he’s just an all round world class manager in my eyes.”

The 27-year-old has made 12 appearances across all competitions for Spurs this season, grabbing seven assists in the process.

The defender has not featured in Tottenham’s last two leagues with Trippier only making the bench against Manchester United and Crystal Palace.

The England international did not initially break into the first team after Pochettino signed him from Burnley in July 2015 with Kyle Walker being preferred.

However, with Kyle Walker moving to Manchester City, the 27-year-old has flourished in his absence.

Despite missing the last two league games, the defender has already made more league starts this season then either of his first two season with Tottenham.

Out of his 12 appearances across all contests, seven have been league starts with him already acquiring more assists than Walker did by the end of last season.

Sky Sports determined that the defender actually had the best assists per minutes played record in the league since August 2015.

This stat sees him ahead of the likes of assist masters such as Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne and Arsenal’s Mesut Ozil.

Trippier will be hoping to start Spurs’ next league games as they face bitter rivals Arsenal in the north London derby on Saturday.

In other Tottenham news, former Spurs owner and chairman Lord Alan Sugar has revealed why Pochettino has been so successful at the club.

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