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Gary Neville delivers verdict on Kieran Trippier of Tottenham Hotspur

Sky Sports pundit Gary Neville during the Premier League match between Fulham FC and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Craven Cottage on December 26, 2018 in London, United Kingdom.

Tottenham Hotspur right-back Kieran Trippier has come in for fierce criticism at White Hart Lane this season.

Gary Neville during the Premier League match between Manchester City and Liverpool FC at Etihad Stadium on January 3, 2019 in Manchester, United Kingdom.

Gary Neville has told his self-titled podcast, which was broadcast on Sky Sports, that he thinks Tottenham Hotspur right-back Kieran Trippier is ‘fantastic’.

Trippier has endured a difficult season at Spurs, where his standards have dipped by his own admission.

The Tottenham man appears to have lost his place in the England side to Trent Alexander-Arnold in recent times, to compound his misery about the past campaign.

 

But Neville still has defended the Tottenham man, labelling him ‘fantastic’.

Neville said: “I think Kyle Walker is a fantastic right-back, and I think Kieran Trippier is a fantastic right-back, but I think that boy [Trent Alexander-Arnold] is exceptional. You have to invest in him.”

Spurs fans may well disagree with the term that Neville used to praise Trippier, as he has lost a lot of support around White Hart Lane.

Kieran Trippier of Tottenham Hotspur recast during the UEFA Champions League Final between Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool at Estadio Wanda Metropolitano on June 1, 2019 in Madrid, Spain.

Trippier has been heavily criticised by Tottenham supporters this term, with many feeling that Mauricio Pochettino needs to upgrade his right-back options this summer.

Trippier has been linked with an exit, with the Spurs man suggesting that he could leave in the Daily Mirror.

Tottenham already appear to have right-backs on their summer wishlist, with Pochettino’s men linked to a number of different defenders already this summer.

Kieran Trippier of Tottenham Hotspur during the UEFA Champions League  match between Tottenham Hotspur v Liverpool at the Wanda Metropolitano on June 1, 2019 in Madrid Spain

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