Trippier hits out at Levy and Poch and says he wanted to stay – but was forced out

first_imgKIERAN TRIPPIER has hit out at Daniel Levy and Mauricio Pochettino for the way he was kicked out of Tottenham.Trippier claims the Spurs supremos failed to give him a straight answer when he asked whether they wanted to sell him in the summer.4 Kieran Trippier says he was forced out of Spurs – and doesn’t really know whyCredit: Rex FeaturesThe England right-back, who moved to Atletico Madrid for £20million in July, said: “I spoke to the manager about his plans and I didn’t get a ‘yes’ and I didn’t get a ‘no’ — so you get the impression.The manager didn’t say he wanted to move me on and I tried to speak to the chairman about it.“It’s not nice when you know the club want to sell you.“I heard rumours about them selling me and it’s not nice but it happens and it’s football.“It’s disappointing. I gave everything for the club and I wanted to stay, I had another couple of years left but everything happens for a reason.SOLID START IN MADRID”Me and the manager didn’t leave on bad terms, he has done a lot for me and I respect him highly.“It is just a few things — I tried to speak to the chairman, I just didn’t really get an answer.”Trippier, dropped for the Nations League in the summer, has forced his way back into the England squad for the Euro 2020 qualifiers.Despite a solid start to life at his new home in Madrid, Trippier, 28, admits he struggled for form last season.But his departure has exposed his old club’s frailties at right-back where they now do not have a fit player for the position.Trippier added: “Everyone has an opinion, you have, the pundits have.More on SpursHARRY ALL FOUR ITKane admits Spurs must win EIGHT games to rise into Champions League spotGossipALL GONE PETE TONGVertonghen wanted by host of Italian clubs as long Spurs spell nears endBELOW PARRSpurs suffer blow with Parrott to miss Prem restart after appendix operationPicturedSHIRT STORMNew Spurs 2020/21 home top leaked but angry fans slam silver design as ‘awful”STEP BY STEP’Jose fears for players’ welfare during restart as stars begin ‘pre-season’KAN’T HAVE THATVictor Osimhen keen on Spurs move but only if they sell Kane this summerLADBROKES 1-2-FREE Simply predict Liverpool, Rangers vs Celtic and Arsenal vs Spurs scores this weekend and win £1004“It doesn’t bother me but obviously the fans — maybe not killed is the right word — but I set the bar high at the World Cup and they knew how well I could do.“Tottenham got rid of me at the wrong time . . . but I struggled with injuries.“I could have come back fit and fresh but they made the decision and now I’m at Atletico.”4 Trippier says he still respects Mauricio Pochettino despite the sour end to his Spurs careerCredit: Reuters4 It is reported that Trippier didn’t receive assurances from Daniel Levy that he wouldn’t be sold this summerCredit: AFPlast_img read more