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Tottenham defender Kieran Trippier has healthy competition from Serge Aurier

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Tottenham defender Kieran Trippier has healthy competition from Serge Aurier

Tottenham defender Kieran Trippier is preparing for a Nations League double header against Croatia and then Spain during the current international break.

The 28-year-old has become a vital part of the Lions set-up following his performances in the World Cup and the right-back is also a regular in the starting XI for club side Spurs.

But there is every chance the North London club will be scrutinising the full-back’s performances for England, as his spot could come under serious at Spurs.

Manager Mauricio Pochettino has two quality options at right-back to choose from in his squad, with Trippier battling it out with teammate Serge Aurier.

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The England man currently has his head out in front, but Aurier has just returned from injury to link up with his national side Ivory Coast and will be eyeing a permanent spot in the Spurs XI.

 

Trippier possesses the edge when it comes to quality in the final third and his brilliant delivery into the penalty area is a serious threat.

Aurier is the more athletic of the two given his power and speed, while he looked as good as he ever has in a Spurs shirt before his injury problem this season.

The 25-year-old is beginning to deliver more mature displays for Spurs and is hot on the tail of teammate Trippier, who could do with reminding people he is still one of the best right-backs around with England.

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