Former Tottenham Hotspur defender Kieran Trippier, according to Alan Shearer, is currently playing “the best football of his career” for Newcastle United.
The 33-year-old joined Newcastle United in the January 2022 transfer window as Eddie Howe’s team was fighting to avoid relegation after being recently acquired by Saudi-led ownership.
Alan Shearer believes Kieran Trippier has been a “game-changer” for the club, as he stated on The Rest Is Football Podcast, despite the fact that he played for an Atlético Madrid squad competing in the Champions League.
Since they had witnessed Kieran Trippier’s brilliance at Tottenham in the past, it goes without saying that the Toon Army followers were ecstatic to secure his abilities.
He was an underappreciated right-back for Spurs, contributing significantly to the team’s success in the Champions League and subsequent trip to the final.
Tottenham made the decision to part ways with the player in 2019 for £20 million (Guardian), and it is only now that they can boast they have a replacement.
Regardless, the supporters of Newcastle are currently benefiting from a player who, in Shearer’s words, “absolutely bosses it.”
Kieran Trippier at Newcastle
Shearer stated, “I haven’t extensively followed his career, but I have always been aware of him. But I believe that the football he is playing right now for Newcastle is the best of his career.
“He changed the game for Newcastle without a doubt. He was such a crucial addition. And Eddie (Howe) naturally realized who he was.Eddie kind of stayed in touch with him after he visited Atletico Madrid to observe them train. He has, however, without a doubt, changed the game for Newcastle.
“He had won La Liga when he came in. It was a bit of a bet on his behalf since there was a real prospect that Newcastle would be relegated. Neither relegation nor clauses in his
“His attitude immediately improved the mindsets of the other players. His professionalism and all the rest, in my opinion. He is currently in complete control. Fans adore him. He is nasty and challenging to get past defensively. a superb boss. And some of the balls he is whipping into the box moving forward are absolutely amazing.
Tottenham shouldn’t have sold Trippier
That was a mistake on the part of Spurs because many things at the club were beginning to change at the time.
Key players were departing, whether due to illness, aging, or simple professional advancement.
However, a number of players, including Serge Aurier and Matt Doherty, who saw their contracts torn up, struggled in that right-back position.
Then it became clear that Spurs may have been better off holding onto Trippier because he would have easily fit into this brand-new Ange Postecoglou squad.
But what was a defeat for Spurs and even Atlético Madrid is now a win for Newcastle.