Kieran Trippier Has Now Done More For England Than David Beckham
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Legendary right-sided midfielder David Beckham had some hugely memorable moments for England, including the free kick that sent the nation to the 2002 World Cup and the free kick that sent England to the quarterfinals in ’06. But the “Bury Beckham,” Kieran Trippier, has perhaps already eclipsed Golden Balls on the world’s biggest stage.
The Tottenham wing back has been a revelation in Russia, providing an assist in the win over Panama and putting in the best performance on the pitch in the win over Colombia.
England got off to a dream start in its semifinal against Croatia on Wednesday, and it was thanks to Trippier’s first international goal. This guy's accuracy has been at 99 throughout the tourney.
— Telemundo Deportes (@TelemundoSports) July 11, 2018
Honestly, if this goal gets you to the final of the World Cup and you're a Three Lions fan, then Trippier is one of the best international performers in the country’s history. That’s just how international football works.