New signing Kieran - 'I can't wait to get started'
Fri 19 June 2015, 16:35|Tottenham Hotspur
Kieran Trippier spoke about a “great opportunity” after completing his move to White Hart Lane.
The 24-year-old right-back has arrived at the Club after four seasons at Burnley, during which time he achieved one of his childhood ambitions by playing Premier League football.
Indeed, the former Manchester City youngster started every one of the Clarets’ 38 top flight matches last term and earned praise for his committed displays as part of their side.
Now, though, having signed a five-year deal with us, he believes the stakes have been significantly raised – and he admits he’s eager to start work under Mauricio Pochettino in a bid to help us compete on all fronts.
“It’s a great opportunity for me to sign for Spurs,” he said. “When I first heard that the Club was interested I didn’t have to think twice because it’s such a big club and now I just can’t wait to get started and show everyone what I can do.
“I’m very keen to perform in training every single day, do the best I can and hopefully get the nod from the gaffer. Whenever I get a chance, I want to do well for the other players, the staff and, of course, the fans.
“The squad here is unbelievable, there’s so much quality in the team and I’m really looking forward to starting work in pre-season and being a part of that.”
Having garnered a full season’s worth of Premier League experience in Lancashire, Kieran says he’s thrilled with the opportunity to not only remain in the division, but to be part of a squad looking to compete both at home and abroad.
“It’s an unbelievable feeling to be part of a club playing Premier League and Europa League football – it’s massive,” he added. “It’s always been a dream of mine to play in the Premier League and now being with a club regularly playing in Europe as well, I can’t wait to get underway.
“I enjoyed my time in the Premier League last year with Burnley, and hopefully I can bring some of the lessons that I learned to Tottenham when I get a chance.
“At Burnley, we knew it was going to be difficult last year but now, coming to Spurs, I want to improve. I’m hungry to remain involved in the Premier League, it’s where I’ve always wanted to be since I was very young and I’ve got a great chance now with Tottenham. I’ll take every opportunity I get with both hands and hopefully play my part for everyone at the Club.”