Kieran Trippier has revealed he spoke with Fernando Llorente when he moved from Tottenham Hotspur to Atletico Madrid, Marca reports.
In an interview with Marca, Trippier said that Llorente gave him tips on how to adapt to life in Spain. Trippier swapped North London for Madrid in the summer and this career move has been personally beneficial.
Trippier is enjoying life in Spain and he has started the season well for his new club. With eight games and two assists under his belt, the 29-year-old right-back even earned an England recall.
Since moving to Atletico, things have worked out well for Trippier off the pitch too and he is settled. Llorente gave him some advice for his personal life and that is reflecting on the pitch.
Trippier on Spain move
Speaking to Marca, Trippier revealed: “I’m not really napping, but I love hearing people talk about it. My friend Fernando Llorente told me everything I should know to play in Spain and I try to adapt as quickly as possible.
“In England, you could play games at 12.00 and in Spain at 22.00, the games are very late, as differently and at different times. But for me, it was easy to adapt, no problem. The weather is the best, it is wonderful. And the people, who are very friendly and as I said, make my family feel welcome and that is very important to me.”
Trippier’s move appears to be paying off with his international recall and his success in the Champions League and La Liga. The England right-back could be heading for big things at Atletico.
Meanwhile, Spurs continue to struggle. Several players have tried to fill Trippier’s void at right-back and failed this season. Despite Trippier’s form dipping last season, Spurs miss him now.