Kieran Trippier needs league starts if Tottenham want to avoid paying the penalty

Kieran Trippier had a shaky start to his Tottenham career, and needs match practice.

Kieran Trippier had an unwelcome start to his Tottenham career last week, giving away a penalty early into his debut.

Spurs went onto recover against Qarabag FK to win 3-1, and Trippier can reflect on his misfortune and just brush it off.

The right-back was a summer signing from Burnley, and had to wait a month into his first appearance to make his mark, and as it turned out not so effectively.

Trippier will be given more chances, but to help him out, Spurs should look to get him into the first team for a Premier League game as soon as possible.

The summer signing needs match practice at Premier League level, and rather than waiting too long and waiting until they are in a spot of need two months down the line, and have him get caught out again.

He will surely have an opportunity to get sharp against Arsenal in the Capital One Cup this week, but Premier League games need to follow sooner rather than later.

Mauricio Pochettino may be reluctant to drop Kyle Walker and change what has been a successful defence in recent weeks, but he did that against Crystal Palace at the weekend by bringing Ben Davies back in for Danny Rose.

Trippier's error could have been a more costly one against a better opponent in midweek, and Spurs will have need to ensure all of their fringe players are up to speed. It is a balancing act, and there could of course have been a bit of nerves which played into the full-back's error.

Aside from the spot kick giveaway, the former England under-21 international played pretty well against Qarabag, which is why Spurs should not be wary to put him into the side for a Premier League game. 

They just should not leave it too long until they do.

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