The rare case of Trippier: an Englishman adapted to the Atlético family

first_imgThe truth is that the signing of Trippier has curdled and the English players are not exactly the house brand at Atletico. The right-back is the second English footballer to play for the Madrid team. The first was Drinkwater and he played three games in the 1923-24 season. It is noteworthy that Atlético has never opted for players as competitive as the English. In the Spanish club, the Argentine or Brazilian players always triumphed more. Trippier wants to break that kind of hex with UK players.Outside the field, he was also enthusiastic about the idea of ​​wearing Atlético’s shirt. Always a joker and with a smile on his mouth, he commented that “Diego Costa calls me ‘Rooney’ ten times a day, he is the most fun player I know. Because of him everyone calls me `Rooney`”. Trippier made it clear that from the beginning he felt very comfortable in the rojiblanca entity: “Atlético is a great family and Simeone is one of the best” and he also pointed out in English media that “I am delighted to be at Atlético”. Always words of thanks to your current club.His commitment and his way of acting became clear when he had to undergo pubalgia on February 4. In three weeks he recovered from his operation and placed himself under Simeone’s command. English cut the expected recovery time by two weeks. He played against Villarreal on February 23. In between, and due to his problems, he lost the league games against Eibar, Leganés, Real Madrid, Granada and Valencia. In such a difficult season for Atlético with injuries, Trippier did his part so that Simeone could count on him as soon as possible.We will see what happens now, but Atlético is delighted with the performance of this player. It could be disabled, but in the rojiblanco team it is one of the fixed for next season. Trippier arrived last summer at Atlético to the general surprise of the rojiblancos fans. The sports management of the Madrid club he had set his eyes on Semedo, but the possibility of signing the Barcelona footballer was complicated and finally could not come. Kieran Trippier and the Atlético again achieved something that seemed impossible: removing an English footballer from Tottenham, finalist in the Champions League. Almost a year after his arrival, Trippier has been a signing that has curdled at Atlético and few dispute his acquisition. Fixed holder, important man for Simeone, his words off the pitch have always been of admiration for his coach and his new club.Trippier, 29, has a contract with Atlético until June 2022. He arrived with the complicated mission of making Juanfran forget and the Englishman has been a very reliable player. He has played 26 official competition matchesl (19 from LaLiga, five from Champions and two from the Spanish Super Cup). In total, 2,187 minutes of play. Atlético spent around 24 million euros for this gamer and began to rebuild a rear that had been left without Juanfran, Godín and Filipe Luis, legends of the entity. Well positioned, the player never hesitated to climb his band whenever the occasion required it. He lacked precision in some attacking movements, but Trippier perfectly understood Simeone’s tactical system.last_img

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