Garth Crooks comments on Kieran Trippier’s performance for Tottenham
Garth Crooks praises Kieran Trippier in the wake of Tottenham's 1-0 win over Watford at the weekend
Garth Crooks admits that he was thoroughly impressed by what he saw from Kieran Trippier as the defender fired Tottenham to a 1-0 win over Watford on Saturday.
Trippier netted his first goal for the club as he helped Mauricio Pochettino’s men wrap up a vital victory to keep them in the race for the Premier League title.
The 25-year-old has only made five Premier League appearances for Spurs so far this season but Crooks feels that the full-back has plenty of potential.
Crooks told BBC Sport: “If you are going to score your first goal for your team, it might as well be the one that puts them second in the table.
“There wasn’t much to separate Spurs and Watford in this encounter apart from Kieran Trippier’s penetrating runs down Tottenham’s right flank. In fact it was Trippier’s darting runs that in the end became Watford’s undoing.
“The full-back looked desperate at times to get into the action and never looked fazed in the opposition’s penalty area. His slide-rule finish was indicative of his measured performance.”
Saturday’s win lifted Spurs up to second place in the Premier League table heading into the final 13 games of the season as the title race hots up.
The north London side are currently five points behind leaders Leicester City as they prepare for their crunch clash with Manchester City at The Etihad on Sunday afternoon.
Spurs have been in fine form this season and have the best goal difference in the top flight.