Kieran Trippier has struck out at Daniel Levy and Mauricio Pochettino over the manner of his departure from Tottenham, saying they didn’t disclose his plans to sell him.
The 28-year-old right-back joined Atletico Madrid from Spurs for #21.7m in July, and said on Monday he believed he had obtained a”measure up”.
But, Trippier admits he didn’t need to leave north London, but had no option when his manager and chairman didn’t respond to his orders for clarity.
He explained:”I spoke to the manager about his plans and that I didn’t get a’yes’ and that I did not get a’no’ – so you have the impression.
“The manager did not say he wanted to move me on and I tried to speak to the chairman on it.
“It is not nice when you understand the club want to market you. I heard rumours and it’s not fine but it happens and it is soccer.
“It is disappointing. I gave everything for the club and I needed to remain. What happens for a reason although I had another few years left.
“Me and the manager didn’t leave on bad terms; he’s done a lot for me and that I respect him highly.
“it is only a few things – I attempted to speak to the chairman, I simply didn’t get an answer.”
Trippier loved a great World Cup for England however suffered a slump in shape last year – his effort at Spurs.
Gareth Southgate to the Nations League droped him however, has returned after his move to Spain to the month European Qualifiers.
Trippier confessed his standards slipped but believes Spurs may repent selling himsaying:”Everyone has an opinion – you have, the pundits have.
“It doesn’t bother me but obviously the lovers… I put the bar high in the World Cup and they knew how well I can perform.
“Tottenham got rid of me at the incorrect moment, but I fought with injuries. I might have come back fit and fresh but they made the decision and now I’m in Atletico.”
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