Dean Saunders admits Kieran Trippier sympathy after Tottenham Hotspur rout

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...

Kieran Trippier had one to forget for Tottenham Hotspur on the weekend against Leroy Sane.

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...

Dean Saunders has told talkSPORT's Sports Breakfast show, broadcast on December 18, that he felt sorry for Tottenham Hotspur's Kieran Trippier in Saturday's 4-1 demolition at Manchester City.

The Spurs right-back endured a nightmare against City star Leroy Sane, who set the tone for the kind of evening that Trippier was going to have by skinning him inside the first minute.

The German winger ended up bagging two assists but it could've been more, such was his dominance of the Tottenham defender, but Saunders says that the former Burnley man can draw solace from knowing that Sane is a "super, superstar".

Borussia Dortmund's Gabonese striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (R) vies with Tottenham Hotspur's English defender Kieran Trippier during the UEFA Europa League round of 16, second leg...

He told talkSPORT's Sports Breakfast show, broadcast on December 18: "I have to say, Sane, on the other side of the pitch, tore Kieran Trippier to shreds. For 25 minutes I felt sorry for him.

"I thought 'they've gotta adjust it and stop the service going out there' but he just kept going and got to the byline. He's going to be a super, superstar."

The pressure is on Mauricio Pochettino to drop Trippier and replace him with Serge Aurier.

Kieran Trippier of Tottenham in action during the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool at Wembley Stadium on October 22, 2017 in London, England.

As good as Sane was, Trippier has had his fair share of awful games this season and it's probably time that the Ivory Coast right-back was given regular chances.

He has been limited to the Champions League so far but Trippier's woes on Saturday surely indicate that the former Paris Saint-Germain man will come in soon.

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