Poch hits back at Trippier after claims he forced defender out

first_imgMAURICIO POCHETTINO took a swipe back at Kieran Trippier by insisting: He was a Second Division player when I signed him.The England star last week accused Spurs boss Poch and chairman Daniel Levy of forcing him out of the club in the summer to Atletico Madrid.3 Kieran Trippier says he was forced out of Tottenham this summer as he joined Atletico MadridCredit: Getty Images – GettySpurs signed Trippier from Burnley for £3.5million following the Clarets’ relegation in 2015.And Poch said: “He was worried about whether he would play or not play – I said to him don’t worry we are going to provide the best platform for performance.“Then one-and-half years later he was in our starting XI, he reached the national team, played the World Cup and now he’s with Atletico Madrid when he was in the Second Division when we signed him.“I’ve got no problem with Kieran. I keep very good memories from him.“We all feel proud to help him to achieve his dream and to reach a level that he wasn’t there at before he arrived at Tottenham.”He also revealed Trippier had tried to contact him — with Harry Kane acting as peacemaker.The Tottenham chief said: “Harry said to me did you get Kieran’s text? I said “no” because I changed my number.3 Pochettino hit back at Trippier’s claims he forced him out of TottenhamCredit: Getty – Contributor Most read in footballTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’NEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for himREF RAIDChampions League ref Vincic ‘arrested in raid into drugs and prostitution ring’STIR IT UPBohemians post cryptic response to FIFA promoting a jersey with Bob Marley on it“Maybe because he doesn’t have the new number or because he believes his words were twisted – I don’t know anything more.”Trippier was established himself as Tottenham’s first-choice right-back and was one of the stars of England’s 2018 World Cup campaign.The Bury-born right-back, 28, also starred in Spurs’ historic Champions League run and played in the final where they lost 2-0 to Liverpool in Madrid.3last_img

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