- May 22, 2017
then AWB won’t mind the competition, cement his place in the 1st 11. trippier will play games to give him a rest and we have valuable depth and experience and a threat from the bench.Some people just don't know what they have until its gone. I can't believe after the seaon AWB has had he still seems to have so many critics and even more baffling some want him as an understudy to Trippier.
Just imagine if we had Trippier all season at RB alongside Lindelof, we'd be even more exposed in defence. Trippier is also notorious for giving fouls away so that means more set pieces in dangerous areas. Sure he's good going forward and has a good cross on him but he comes with his own flaws too. The time to have him and AWB fighting for a position was the last two seasons, AWB is established now and only getting better.
let’s not get precious. I am a big fan of AWB - but competition helps, and he cannot play every game. At time over the last two seasons he’s looked dead on his feet, but had carried on as we didn’t have a sufficient replacement.