Kieran Trippier out to secure England jersey


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Tottenham right-back Kieran Trippier is setting his sights on a regular spot in the England team after being named in Gareth Southgate’s latest squad.

The former Burnley man was selected in the 25-man squad on Thursday and he could be given the nod in the upcoming friendlies against Germany and Brazil.

Boss Gareth Soiuthgate will be looking to experiment with his side as he tries to fine tune his plans for next year’s World Cup in Russia, with England 21.00 to win the tournament.

The Three Lions have already qualified for the tournament but the two friendlies at Wembley will give them the chance to build and introduce a number of new players.

Tammy Abraham, Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Joe Gomez have been handed debuts and Trippier is eager to make his mark as he competes with former club team-mate Kyle Walker.

With Walker now at Manchester City, Trippier has established himself as Spurs’ No.1 right back and he is now determined to do it on the national stage.

Trippier told reporters: “I knew it was going to be difficult, I knew I had to wait for my time and be patient.

It took two years but I was willing to wait, work hard on the training field and I’m playing regular football now for one of the best clubs in England.

“It’s always a dream to play for England and I just need to do as well as I can with my performances for my club.

“If I get selected by Gareth Southgate then perfect, I’ll try to do my best for England. Everyone wants to play for their country and it’s no different for me.”

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