Kieran Trippier says he will head home to play for just one club

Date published: Tuesday 17th March 2020 11:15

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Kieran Trippier says the only club he would return to England for would be Burnley.

The former Tottenham defender, who joined Atletico Madrid last summer, has been a huge hit for the LaLiga side this season and he was part of the side which knocked holders Liverpool out of the Champions League last week.

The 29-year-old right-back was happy for the “small revenge” of helping beat the side that defeated Tottenham in last June’s Champions League final.

Bury-born Trippier spent four years at Tottenham but cherishes the three years he had at Burnley more, and he says he wants to finish his career at Turf Moor.

“I would love to retire there,” he exclusively told the Burnley Express. “That’s my aim, to retire at Burnley. I have a great relationship with Sean Dyche.

“I want to play as high as I can for as long as I can, but I’ll know when the time is right. If I’m at Atleti for another two years that’ll take me to 32 and Burnley’s the only club that I’d come back to England for.

“That’s the way I want it to plan out. I want to play here for as long as I can and then finish playing for a manager like Sean Dyche while ending my career at Burnley. That’s where I want to finish.




“I’ve spoken to him a couple of times a week ever since I left Burnley,” he added of his former manager. “I always have done. We have a great relationship.

“We’re in contact all the time about family, football, he still mithers me about taking me back one day! It’ll happen one day for sure, I’ll 100% be back playing for them.

“After that I’d start my coaching badges and I’d love to coach at Burnley. I’d just love to go wherever Sean Dyche goes because I have a great relationship with him.”

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