Atletico Madrid defender Kieran Trippier: I was selfish at Spurs

Atletico Madrid defender Kieran Trippier admits his attitude was poor towards the end of his time with Tottenham.

Trippier admitted he was struggling with injuries from October until the end of the season and that he should have seen the bigger picture at the time.

He told Football Focus: “It was difficult. You know you’re not playing well and you’re still getting picked.

“You’re struggling with injuries which I probably was from October, but I was playing in big games, Champions League games, getting to the final.

“You want to play in those big games. I was probably a bit selfish at times where I should have taken a step back and thought of the team more.

“I was just playing through pain and I obviously didn’t have the best of seasons. I’ve admitted that but you know I’m happy I went through the difficult times like that because if it happens again I know how to control it.”