Kieran Trippier has hinted his Tottenham Hotspur future is in doubt after Saturday’s Champions League final defeat to Liverpool.

Spurs lost 2-0 to the Merseysiders in Madrid after an extraordinary run to the final which included memorable victories over Manchester City and Ajax.

Now the season is over, Mauricio Pochettino will begin to assess his squad, deciding which players will leave and the key areas that need to be strengthened.

One of those areas is likely to be right-back following a tough season for Trippier and Serge Aurier.

Trippier has been linked with Napoli, and after the final the former Burnley man admitted he will hold talks with Pochettino after the summer break.

“I am happy to be here. It is a great squad. In football things happen so quickly. I have had a great few years here,” Trippier said (via Sky Sports).

“But it is just one of them. I will enjoy my rest, come back in pre-season and have a talk with the manager and see what is next.”

The 28-year-old has endured a difficult campaign, leading to him being dropped from England’s Nations League squad by Gareth Southgate.

But Trippier is determined to win his place back in the Three Lions group.

He added: “I had a good chat with Gareth. I am grateful for all the opportunities he has given me.

“I know what I need to do to get back into that England team. I know I need to be playing better and rightly so I am not in the squad because I have not been performing well.

“Trent and Walker have been doing unbelievable this season and they deserve to be playing and I don’t. Simple as that and I know that for a fact.

“I need to regroup now at the end of the season and get fully fit and try and catch Gareth Southgate’s eye. I am the first one to know if I played badly. It is something you can learn from. I am happy the season is gone.

“The England situation is a tough one to take but I am willing to accept Gareth’s decision.”

Trippier dealt with Sadio Mane reasonably well on Saturday, but many Tottenham fans won’t be upset to see him leave.




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