Kieran Trippier hails ‘winner’ Harry Kane: ‘I learn from him every day with England at the 2022 World Cup’

Kane has impressed on several occasions for the Three Lions and has his sights set on Wayne Rooney’s record 53 goals, potentially during this tournament, but was criticized for his performance in the draw with the United States and even called for his abandonment.

Gareth Southgate was never going to let his captain down with a knockout place yet to be confirmed, and Trippier highlighted his former Tottenham team-mate’s impact on the team.

“That says it all about Harry [that he always wants to play]added Trippier. “I had the chance to play with him for club and country and I’ve always said that. He’s one of the best professionals I’ve played with. The main leader of our group.

“Everybody wants to play every game and so does Harry. He’s a winner, he wants to win and make his country proud. He wants to play every game, but it’s up to Harry to decide.

“Harry behind the scenes, the way he conducts himself and sets an example, especially with the team that we have, and the young players, they watch him and watch him: how he trains, how he recovers, how he prepares for the games.

“And there’s no one better to watch out for, even now I watch him everyday and learn things from him everyday because I look up to him too.”

Along with Kane’s unlikely downfall, fans also called for Phil Foden to start which is more likely as standard sports understands that Jordan Henderson will replace the impressive Jude Bellingham in the lineup.

With one point needed to qualify for the knockout stages, Trippier says the team will continue to follow the manager in the arena of public opinion.

He continued: “These are opinions and everyone is entitled to them but we as players know what we have to do, we know we can go up a few more levels, of course, but those are all opinions. opinions and everyone is entitled to them. .

“Of course they’re all behind us, they all want us to do well, but again everyone has their opinion on the way we play, but again it’s their opinion.

“All we can do as players is listen to the manager, work hard on the training ground and try to turn things around in the next game. That’s all we can do as players.

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“Of course we have to be more clinical, we have to have more chances. We go into this game to win, of course we do, but we can’t score six goals in every game. It was a result positive it was a point on the board and now we go into the Wales game with that winning mentality – that’s a given.

Trippier is expected to retain his place at right-back, given his threat both from the back and from set pieces. There has yet to be a free-kick scored at this year’s World Cup, and the Newcastle man believes the lighter Adidas-designed Al Rihla ball may have had an impact.

Although he didn’t take any free-kicks himself, the Three Lions full-back played and trained with the new ball described by Adidas as “the FIFA World Cup ball the fastest and most accurate to date.

This speed, in Trippier’s mind, could cause him to fly too easily when overrun: “Every time I crossed the ball, I felt the balls were a little different, but it didn’t there really is no excuse.

“It’s just…I feel like it’s a little lighter.” It seems like if you put too much power on it it will fly off but, yeah, that’s one of them where we have to deal with that, we all do. We train with the same. It’s a soccer ball, isn’t it? ! I would just say the balls are a bit different but it’s not the heat or anything.


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