Tottenham fans react on Twitter to Trippier display v Arsenal
By Will Butcher
Tottenham fans believe Kieran Trippier’s performance levels were affected by nervousness during Spurs’ comfortable win against Arsenal.
The 26-year-old was given a surprise start in Spurs’ starting line-up to face north London enemies Arsenal, as Kyle Walker dropped to the bench instead.
However, the former Burnley right-back was in inspired form coming into the game but failed to replicate that during the north London derby as Spurs secured a comfortable 2-0 win.
Dele Alli gave Mauricio Pochettino’s side the lead from close range as he reacted to a loose ball in the Gunners penalty area, while Harry Kane won and scored a penalty just two minutes later.
Tottenham fans reacted on Twitter to former Burnley right-back Trippier’s performance, with some claiming that their defender was suffering from nerves after being handed a start.
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Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
— Matthew Vallone (@MattVallone) April 30, 2017
Trippier's overthinking his crosses and is costing us. Cannot let the occasion get to him. Need better quality from him! #COYS
— Harry Hotspur (@HarryHotspurWHL) April 30, 2017
Trippier a bit overwhelmed by today's game. Thought he was the one player who needs to show immediate improvement after the break. #COYS
— Calin Mates (@CMatesUK) April 30, 2017
Not creative enough with Wanyama and Dier in he middle need Mousa on.And Davies and Trippier must show better composure going forward. #COYS
— Erks (@Erks32) April 30, 2017
— tweetmicka (@tweetmicka) April 30, 2017
Would like to see Dembele in. Spurs should be up. Trippier has been really poor. #coys
— Matt Adkins (@mattadk) April 30, 2017
— Danny Boyle (@therealboyler1) April 30, 2017
This season, Trippier has made just 19 appearances in all competitions this season as he continues to remain Walker’s understudy.
It remains to be seen who will be picked to play either at right-back or wing-back in the next few days, as Spurs travel the short distance across London to face West Ham at the London Stadium.