“Trippier is more than just a right-back,” said The Athletic of the England defender. lagging behind”.
Trippier is too important for Newcastle. That’s why after only 4 matches with the “Shoot” shirt, the former Atletico Madrid star quickly replaced Jamaal Lascelles as captain. “Beckham of Bury” really made a mark with impressive performances. Goal chose Trippier in the best team of the top 5 European tournaments 2022/23 for a reason.
Value of Trippier
After the January 2022 transfer window, Trippier scored 2 goals from set pieces in just 6 days to help “Chicken” win their 3rd consecutive victory, something that has never happened since 2018. It was a turning point to win. Newcastle relegation season 2021/22 successfully.
Currently, Trippier continues to maintain a stable form and plays a big role in Newcastle United’s victory from the beginning of the 2022/23 season. It should be known that “Shoot” only costs 12 million pounds to bring the English player to the Premier League from Atletico Madrid.
As the first transfer of the post-Mike Ashley era, Trippier can be seen as the man who laid the groundwork for Newcastle’s rise. He accepted to trade the opportunity to play in the Champions League to join a team in the relegation race.
Trippier brings unquestionable quality as La Liga champions with Atletico Madrid and started in the Euro 2020 final against England. However, Trippier’s ambition has not been lost.
Trippier repeatedly made it clear that he wanted to be part of the England squad for the 2022 World Cup. And in fact, he did. Trippier also showed Newcastle’s right transfer strategy. They possess a “warrior” with proven experience in the Premier League. At Trippier, Eddie Howe – who had coached full-back at Burnley – knew he brought in a reliable player but also an inspirational leader in the dressing room.
“We’re 19th in the Premier League. So why would players like Trippier want to come here?”, a senior official revealed to The Athletic. “We need people who understand the vision of the team and are ready to fight back. Kieran can see all of that. He comes here with a big challenge. Kieran conveys a strong message.”
Trippier’s first game started with a 0-1 defeat to Cambridge United in the third round of the FA Cup. The consecutive defeats clearly knocked Newcastle’s will. At that time, they needed a timely morale and Trippier appeared at the right time. He gives guidance and advice to his teammates. Since then, Trippier has been at the forefront. According to Athletic, the former Atletico Madrid star has been described as a “general on the field” by coach Howe and “the role model that other players look up to”.
In howe’s tactical arrangement, the full-backs play an important role. Trippier became a permanent expert. He scored from free kicks and made many precise crosses into the penalty area.
Last season’s statistics show Trippier has the most average touches (75.5), most crosses (5.4), most successful passes (26.7), most crosses the most penalty areas (9.9) and created the 2nd most chances (2.1) in the Premier League since moving to Newcastle.
“Trippier always does the simple things brilliantly,” said John Anderson, BBC editor and former Newcastle right-back. “Trippier is exemplary in decision-making and he is also a leader, bringing technical quality, composure on the ball. As a right-back, I haven’t seen a player of his quality at Newcastle in many years.”
When he was sidelined for 5 games with a broken foot injury, Trippier still showed a presence on the field. “Kieran stays with the team even though he can’t play. It’s a special quality. He wants to make a difference. Kieran always helps his teammates when they need it.”
In the 3-0 victory over Leicester City on the evening of December 26 (Hanoi time), Trippier continued to play well. Sofascore gave him 8.3 points, higher than any other player. In 90 minutes, the former Atletico Madrid star had 1 assist, made 4 interceptions, 3 tackles, won 7 duels and had 4 passes to create scoring opportunities.
Trippier is the reason Newcastle play for sure. They have the best defense in the Premier League this season with only 11 goals conceded. The 2nd place after 16 matches of “Ching Chi” has a significant contribution from Trippier. At just £12m, Trippier is a Newcastle bargain.
Xiaofeng | 11:00 December 27, 2022