Kieran Trippier claims Atletico Madrid are a ‘step up’ from Tottenham

first_imgKIERAN TRIPPIER has revealed he believes Atletico Madrid is a “step up” from Tottenham – claiming there is “no better place in the world” to be.The England right-back, 28, has earned a recall to the Three Lions set-up following a strong start to life in La Liga after quitting Spurs this summer.1 Kieran Trippier has called Atletico Madrid a ‘step up’ from TottenhamCredit: GettyAnd Trippier revealed he’s moving forward after leaving North London – and reckons he can get even better under Atleti chief Diego Simeone.Trippier said: “Every decision I’ve taken in my career has been a brave one. Football is about taking risks.”I’d always fancied playing abroad so I had discussions with Tottenham and said I wanted a new challenge, a new chapter for me and my family.”To play in Spain was an amazing opportunity, I didn’t want it to slip away. No regrets.”I’m working with one of the best coaches in the world and Atletico is one of the biggest teams in Europe.UNBELIEVABLE SIMEONE”I’m not taking a step down, I’m taking a step up.”Speaking about his new boss, Simeone, Trippier gushed: “He’s unbelievable.”The passion he has – in games you see him celebrating tackles like goals – it gives you such a lift.”You can see over the years how strong Atletico have been, his teams have always looked like a family and I feel that now.”I think he can take me to the next level. For a defender I don’t think there’s a better place in the world to be.” MORE SPURS STORIESHARRY ALL FOUR ITKane admits Spurs must win EIGHT games to rise into Champions League spotGossipALL GONE PETE TONGVertonghen wanted by host of Italian clubs as long Spurs spell nears endBELOW PARRSpurs suffer blow with Parrott to miss Prem restart after appendix operationPicturedSHIRT STORMNew Spurs 2020/21 home top leaked but angry fans slam silver design as ‘awful”STEP BY STEP’Jose fears for players’ welfare during restart as stars begin ‘pre-season’KAN’T HAVE THATVictor Osimhen keen on Spurs move but only if they sell Kane this summerYOU KAN DO ITKlinsmann quit Spurs to win trophies but says Kane’s better off stayingTURBULENT PAIRINGDrogba and Mido had mid-flight brawl after stewardess prank went wrongGossipSPURRED ONTottenham table contract offer for Bayern Munich’s teenage starlet Taylor BoothExclusivePASS THE TESTEngland’s NRL-based stars urge bosses to make room for a Test this yearWhile Trippier claimed he is thrilled to be at Atletico – he did reveal he’s not quite settled into Spanish life yet… because of the food!The England man joked: “It is difficult eating later than in England, I get hungry.”I’m not a big tapas fan yet, I don’t like sharing! But it’s KO, I’ll try to fit in as much as I can.”Alvaro Morata has to pull Kieran Trippier away from walking on Atletico Madrid’s crest on his La Liga debutlast_img read more

Greece goes to the polls

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram The Athens mayoralty – along with the Attica region – is the top prize in Sunday’s nationwide municipal and regional elections, as it is considered a key battle ground in the fight between ruling New Democracy and main opposition Syriza, but also a test of the support for the country’s centre-left political forces, which are mainly represented by incumbent Giorgos Kaminis, who is running for re-election without any official party support.For Syriza, who chose the young, little known economist Gavriil Sakellaridis to run as its candidate, one of the greatest advantages is the split in the conservative vote, as ruling New Democracy MP and former mayor Nikitas Kaklamanis is running against the official party candidate Aris Spiliotopoulos.For extreme right Golden Dawn, which is running parliamentary representative and spokesman Ilias Kasidiaris as its candidate, the contest is the crucial first test of the party’s electoral strength after its prosecution as a criminal organisation was launched last autumn.Most of the municipal and regional electoral battles are not expected to be determined before the second round on May 25, a day when Greeks are also electing their representatives for the European Parliament.Source: enetenglishlast_img read more