Trippier wants Simeone in Prem and reveals how he got the best out of Atleti stars

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Kieran Trippier says he’d love to see his former coach at Atletico Madrid, Diego Simeone, manage in the Premier League one day.

The England full-back spent three years at Atleti, winning the title in his second season at the club.


Trippier, who won a league title at Atleti, joined the Spanish club from Tottenham in the summer of 2019

Now at Newcastle, Trippier still has huge respect for the Argentine as he revealed the tactic Simeone employed before the final day of the 2020/21 season which saw Atletico Madrid pip rivals Real Madrid to the post.

“One-to-one, the night before we went for the title against Valladolid, he pulled me in,” Trippier explained to the Daily Mirror.

“He showed me a video of when I signed, the press conference, where I said what I wanted to achieve with Atletico Madrid.

“I said that day I wanted to win the title. He remembered that and wanted to remind me. That moment spurred me on against Valladolid in that decisive last game, and we won it.

“Little details like that get the extra percentage out of player. He is very clever.”

Simeone has been linked with a number of Premier League clubs over the years, including Manchester United, who Atleti face in a pre-season friendly in Norway on Saturday.

Trippier credits Simeone for changing his defensive game

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Trippier credits Simeone for changing his defensive game

And while a move to England is yet to materialise, Trippier believes Simeone would be more than ready to take charge of a Premier League side.

“I’d love to see him in the Premier League because he would be unbelievable,” Trippier added.

“Simeone was incredible with me. He knew how I played. He changed my game defensively. He changed my game and the work I did individually, and I learned so much from him.

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“His wife speaks perfect English. He is a manager who has to speak fluently because he wants to get his message across.

“If he couldn’t get his point across he would get agitated, frustrated. Can he manage in England one day? I would love to see it.”

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