Kieran Trippier in recent discussions with SkySports revealed that ‘behind the scenes’ issues provoked him to leave Tottenham Hotspur for Atletico Madrid.
The English international penned three year contract at Wanda Metropolitano earlier this month after joining Atletico for £22 million.
Trippier was critical for Gareth Southgate’s England in the 2018 World Cup, but his performances at Spurs in the following season were subject to high criticisms.
“I think it was time for me to change and move on,” Trippier said.
“I don’t necessarily mean that I needed to move on, but things happened behind the scenes at Tottenham, which I don’t really want to go into, but I needed to move on from that.”
Kieran Trippier featured for Atletico Madrid as they thrashed their City rivals Real Madrid on Friday night, with former Chelsea ace Diego Costa grabbing headlines for his four goals, and yes off course that Red Card.
Costa, and another of Trippier’s former City rival Alvaro Morata have helped the defender settle into life with his new team-mates.
“It’s been a lot easier than I expected,” Trippier said (via. SkySports).
“The lads have been unbelievable with me. Since I’ve been through the door they’ve welcomed me with open arms, the coach as well.
“Especially those two – they’ve been brilliant with me, Morata and Costa. They’ve been explaining to me what it means to play for Atletico and what it means to the fans.”