Kieran Trippier has been hailed by Diego Simeone and is “the face of a new era” at Atletico Madrid, according to Marca.
And the praise has been reciprocated by Simeone after Trippier assisted Atletico’s goal in the 1-0 win over Getafe.
“He was good and that meant that it was a good game,” Simeone said after their opening LaLiga game.
“Although Trippier showed encouraging performances in our pre-season, it is not the same in pre-season as when you play league matches.”
“He played very well with depth, quality and precision. His cross to Morata was great and he found a specialist like Morata.”
Trippier provided the perfect cross for Alvaro Morata to head past David Soria and Spanish paper Marca claim he is “the face of a new era” at the club.
Trippier, who has replaced Juanfran, “fit like a glove” into Simeone’s side, and suggest he could be a key man with Simeone’s plan to place the emphasis on his full-backs this term.