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Kieran Trippier desperate to carry on from World Cup success

Tottenham Hotspur defender Kieran Trippier has admitted that he is keen to take his game to the next level after starring for England at the recent World Cup. The 27-year-old was a regular for the Three Lions in the right wing-back role during the tournament and he scored a remarkable free-kick against Croatia at the semi-final stage, although it came in a losing cause.

Speaking to Sky Sports News, Trippier admitted that he was delighted to have made the mark at the World Cup after making his debut only a year ago. He added that the performances have given him plenty of confidence going forward and he is hoping to play a fundamental role for Spurs during the course of the current campaign.

He said: “I was delighted to play at the World Cup, it’s crazy what a year can do because I only made my debut for England last year and a year later I am playing in a World Cup. I learnt a lot about myself, it gave me a lot of confidence and I am happy to come back with more experience.Hopefully I can put that to good use by playing as many games as I can for Tottenham this season and helping the team out.”

Trippier gave the interview shortly after the 3-1 triumph over Fulham which was his first game of the new league season. Spurs were at one point struggling to find a breakthrough at 1-1 but Trippier come to their rescue with a sublime free-kick after which Harry Kane scored the third goal of the game and his first ever during the month of August.

Tottenham are now scheduled to make the trip to Old Trafford on Monday night where they have a tricky test against Manchester United in the waiting. Judging by recent history, United have dominated the meeting especially on their homeground, but Spurs should go into the game with some positivity, given United were overawed by Brighton & Hove Albion in their most recent fixture.