Friday, 6 January 2017
West Ham are reported to want right-back Kieran Trippier, but given their behaviour towards us, there is no chance of that happening and Trippier is happy at Tottenham anyway.
The birth of his baby has been giving him sleepless nights and prior to that he was concerned with his wife's pregnancy. A lack of sleep doesn't put you in the right physical or mental state to play an important game of football so he has had to be patient for his chance. he certainly took it with two great deliveries for Harry Kane, the first the type of ball we have not seen him playing before. He will get another opportunity in the FA Cup tie against Aston Villa on Sunday.
The 26-year-old (27 in September) is wanted by West Ham manager Slaven Bilic as he has a problem at right-back at the moment. While it would give Trippier game time, that is all they have to offer. He does not want to leave Spurs, has never complained about not playing as much as he would have liked and feels his game is improving under Pochettino.
He is wanted by a number of clubs and will be needed when the UEFA Europa League games start on 16th February with the first leg of a tie against Belgian side Gent in the Round of 32. A sale would leave us stretched in that area so given the club don't want to sell and the player does not want to move, West Ham will be disappointed.