Tottenham secured a hard fought 2-1 victory over Anderlecht on Thursday.
The Belgian giants put up a strong fight, getting back into the game after Harry Kane had put Spurs ahead in the first-half. A lovely worked goal saw Anderlecht tie the fixture, before Mousa Dembele netted a shot from the edge of the box which words cannot do justice.
Spurs managed to see out the win, and overall, it was a solid team performance.
However, there was one player who really struggled, and who has yet to impress since signing for Spurs over the summer transfer window - Kieran Trippier.
Trippier arrived from relegated Premier League side Burnley with a solid, if unremarkable, reputation, and he was always going to play back-up to Kyle Walker.
So far he has played just eight minutes of Premier League action, but he has started every single Europa League tie, as well as the League Cup loss to Arsenal. The full-back has yet to impress, and against Anderlecht he struggled to contain the attacking threat against him.
The majority of Anderlecht’s threat came from Trippier’s side of the field, whilst the goal came from a deep cross also from the left-wing position.
Trippier needs to really up his game if he is ever going to get to the level expected of him with Spurs, and fans reacted on Twitter after the game yesterday to give their opinions on the right-backs performance v Anderlecht.
Having to vote Alderweireld for MotM mainly because of all the tidying up of Trippier's messes he had to do. #COYS— Chunky (@ChunkyTHFC) November 5, 2015
And don't get me started on Trippier's crossing and passing !!!!! #COYS— Clive Rothel (@cliveroth) November 5, 2015
How do you come from making a perfect block and then leave the player unmarked? Trippier is woeful #COYS— spurs + code (@blackjohnnydepp) November 5, 2015