'The mind boggles' - Tottenham fans urge Poch to recall 26-year-old against Arsenal
By Will Butcher
Tottenam fans have taken to Twitter in an attempt to persuade Mauricio Pochettino to start Kieran Trippier against Arsenal on Sunday.
The 26-year-old right-back has been in fine form when given the chance in the north London giants’ starting line-up, providing an assist against Watford before starting against Chelsea.
However, the former Burnley star was replaced by Kyle Walker on Wednesday night at Crystal Palace, making only a late cameo role in the 89th minute to replace the England international.
Trippier is known for his incisive crossing in attacking areas on the right flank as well as proving reliable at the back, which could prove crucial ahead of the north London showdown at White Hart Lane.
Spurs fans took to Twitter as they are desperate to see Trippier brought back into Pochettino’s starting eleven in what is a must-win game against the Gunners.
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Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
We wouldve drawn this game last season, shows how much weve grown. Walker with a trash-ter class, Trippier needs to start vs Arsenal #CRYTOT
— AJ (@NewEnglandYiddo) April 26, 2017
Trippier, think he deserves to start now
— Paul (@mcgahanpj) April 28, 2017
That Walker performance is the norm lately mate. Trippier's delivery infinitely better… the mind boggles why he doesn't start more
— Daniel Kerslake (@1deeky) April 26, 2017
After tonight's performance, Trippier should start in the NLD ahead of Walker
— 被選 (@Rxfee) April 26, 2017
Trippier should start on Sunday
— KPS (@KPS_THFC) April 26, 2017
Why is Kyle Walker still getting a start ahead of Trippier! Trippier definitely the better of the two
— Alex Geraghty (@GeraghtyAlex) April 26, 2017
Starting just 13 of his 18 league and cup appearances this season, the former Manchester City trainee has also provided five assists.
Three points against the Gunners could see Spurs close the gap at the top of the Premier League between themselves and Chelsea to just a point, if Chelsea lose to Everton at Goodison Park.