Kieran Trippier’s response when asked if he thought of leaving Tottenham Hotspur

Danny Ings (L) and Kieran Trippier of Burnley applaud fans after the Barclays Premier League match between Burnley and Stoke City at Turf Moor on May 16, 2015 in Burnley, England.

Kieran Trippier joined Tottenham Hotspur from Burnley in the summer of 2015.

Kieran Trippier of Spurs goes off injued during the pre-season match between Tottenham Hotspur and Juventus at Wembley Stadium on August 5, 2017 in London, England.

Tottenham Hotspur defender Kieran Trippier said on the Gillette Soccer Saturday show on Sky Sports Football on Saturday afternoon (broadcast from 12pm, August 26, 2017) that he never thought about leaving the club.

Trippier joined Tottenham from Burnley in the summer of 2015 for a transfer fee reported by BBC Sport to be worth £3.5 million.

The 26-year-old right-back arrived at White Hart Lane with a strong reputation, but for the past two seasons he was the second-choice in that position behind Kyle Walker.

(L-R) Kieran Trippier chats with teamate Raheem Sterling during the England training session at the Chemin De Ronde Stadium on June 12, 2017 in Croissy-sur-Seine, France.

Now that Walker has left for Premier League rivals Manchester City, Trippier will get his chance to establish himself in Mauricio Pochettino’s starting lineup.

It must have been tough for the England international to play second fiddle to his compatriot, especially as he was a regular at Burnley.

Trippier, though, has made it clear that he did not think for a moment of leaving Tottenham due to his status as an understudy when Walker was at Tottenham.

Kieran Trippier of Tottenham Hotspur kicks the ball against A.S. Roma during their International Champions Cup (ICC) football match on July 25, 2017 at Red Bull Arena in Harrison, New...

“No, because when I first came here, I knew it was going to be difficult because I had Walker ahead of me,” said Trippier on the Gillette Soccer Saturday show on Sky Sports Football on Saturday afternoon (broadcast from 12pm, August 26, 2017) when asked if he had thought about leaving Tottenham in order to be a regular.

“I had to find my feet because obviously the training was obviously different and stuff, but I always believed and believed, and I just knew that I needed to keep working hard in the training field and when I got my opportunities, I need to try and take them.”

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