Spurs' Kieran Trippier puts in man of the match display against Milan

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The former Burnley right back played his first full match for the club against the Serie A giants, and is optimistic ahead of a trip to Manchester United on Saturday.

New Tottenham Hotspur fullback Kieran Trippier won the man of the match award as the London side beat AC Milan 2-0 in the Audi Cup on Wednesday evening, and he went on to state that Mauricio Pochettio's side intended to go and win at Old Trafford in the Premier League opener this weekend, in an interview after the match that was covered on Premier Sports.

"It feels fantastic to get my first 90 minutes for the club," Trippier was quoted as saying by Premier Sports. "And its always great to get a clean sheet.

"We knew what AC Milan are about, they’ve got some fantastic players.

"It’s a dream to play for this club and in this arena."

When asked about the impending visit to Old Trafford, the defender, who will be hoping to make his competitive debut in the game, seemed full of confidence.

"We’re gonna go there and try and get the three points and try and play on the front foot," he added.

The former Burnley fullback played his first full match for the club in the win over Milan, and will now surely be hoping to start at United on Saturday after a performance he should be very happy with.

The 24-year-old was an offensive threat against a poor Milan outfit, using his pace to beat his opponent on more than one occasion.

There were also several occasions when Trippier demonstrated his much vaunted crossing ability, whipping several dangerous passes into the penalty box from various spots on the right flank.

However, where he really impressed was in his defensive game, showing much stronger positional awareness than Kyle Walker managed the night before against Real Madrid.

Even though Walker had a decent game in that match, it was almost exclusively his pace that allowed him to both offer something going forward and also make a defensive contribution.

Trippier offered a more rounded fullback's performance against Milan than Walker has managed in a long time. We'll have to wait until Saturday to see if Pochettino noticed it too.

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