Kieran Trippier says he has rewatched his World Cup semi-final goal against Croatia “over 100 times” since returning from Russia.

The Tottenham defender was one of England’s standout performers at the World Cup, and his stunning free-kick against Croatia was one of the moments of the tournament.

Already this season, Trippier has taken over many set-piece duties from Christian Eriksen at Spurs. The right-back scored another free-kick against Fulham at Wembley in the Premier League.

And Trippier says he can’t stop rewatching his World Cup strike.

“I’m not going to lie to you, I’ve watched it back about 100 times,” he said (via ITV). “Obviously I enjoyed that moment. Even now it still hurts that we got beat but I have watched it back a lot.

“I’ve looked back at a couple of the games, not just the Croatia one. Obviously it was frustrating to get knocked out in the semi-final but we’re proud of ourselves as a team and how far we came in the World Cup.”

Scoring at a World Cup is a career high for any player, and Trippier appears to have garnered plenty of confidence from his performances in Russia.

That can only be a good thing for Spurs as the 27-year-old continues to work hard in order to keep his place in the team ahead of Serge Aurier and Kyle Walker-Peters.

Trippier has started in Tottenham’s last two matches – against Manchester United and Watford – and will hoping to feature from the start in next week’s clash with Liverpool at Wembley.



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