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Did Tottenham defender Kieran Trippier peak at the World Cup with England?

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Did Tottenham defender Kieran Trippier peak at the World Cup with England?

Kieran Trippier will be remembered for his performances in an England shirt during the summer, but was that the moment the Tottenham defender reached his peak?

The right-back was one of the standout defenders in the internatonal competition and he even scored a stunning free-kick in the 2-1 semi-final defeat at the hands of Croatia.

He returned to Spurs for the new season on a mighty high, but has had a mixed bag of performances since.

Trippier made a mistake in the build up to Riyad Mahrez’s goal on Monday night, as Spurs slipped to a 1-0 defeat to Manchester City in the Premier League at Wembley.

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The 28-year-old is in the prime years of his career, but he may not be able to eclipse the string of displays he had for England on the World Cup stage.

 

His few mistakes leave Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino with a dilemma at right-back, as surely Serge Aurier has to be pushing him close for a starting position.

Trippier has turned out to be a brilliant signing since he joined for £3.5million (BBC) and can still play an important role in the squad for years to come.

But whether he can take his game up another level to become one of the best full-backs in the world is another question and may be a step too far for him due to his defensive frailties.

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