Yesterday saw Tottenham Hotspur defeat AC Milan 2-0 in their final pre-season game of the summer.
The player given man-of-the-match after the game was new signing Kieran Tripper. The young full-back arrived from Burnley this summer, the second big name to leave The Clarets this summer. He followed Danny Ings out of the exit door, after the striker joined Liverpool at the end of his contract at Turf Moor.
However, Trippier’s exit was vastly different to Ings’ – according to Burnley defender Michael Duff.
Speaking to the Lancashire Telegraph he says the player’s had to practically kick Trippier out of the club, for the development of his career.
“Obviously Ingsy was always going to go, and I think we had to kick Tripps out of the door. He had to go and look after himself and his career. But I think that’s why no-one would ever begrudge him.
“Ingsy the same really, although he played it a little bit differently."
Trippier has had a very good pre-season for Spurs and fans are very pleased to see him arrive at the club.
The right-back position was a problem for Tottenham last season. Kyle Walker suffered with injury and was out of form when he returned. DeAndre Yedlin is not yet believed to be ready for Premier League football whilst stand-ins such as the now departed Vlad Chiriches and Eric Dier were playing out of position.
Trippier appears happy at the club, even if leaving Burnley was hard, and Tottenham will hope he can guide them up the Premier League table.