Kieran Trippier has criticised his own form this season, admitting he has not lived up to the standards he set during the World Cup.
The Tottenham full-back shone during last summer’s run to the World Cup semi-finals, enhancing his reputation as one of England’s better performers.
The 28-year-old admits his standards have slipped during this season’s Premier League campaign, adding that he needs to impress as England begin their Euro 2020 qualifying campaign.
“I could have done a lot better this season,” Trippier told the media ahead of England’s international matches.
“I’ve picked up a lot of injuries and there’s been games when I’ve looked back and watched, and thought ‘I could have done this better’, ‘I could have done that better’.
“It’s all about learning, but I admit I could have done a lot better. I am here now and I need to try to impress to try and start for England and try and do the best I can with every opportunity I get between now and the end of the season.”
Trippier admits his loss of form is difficult to explain, but insists he has the right management team around him at Spurs as he bids to improve.
“Obviously, I don’t go into a game not wanting to do well. I go into every game to try to do my best for my team-mates and the club.
“It’s just one of those things, it just happens. You know when you’ve had a bad game. You can always improve, and we’ve got a good manager back at the club. He sits us down individually and as a group, shows where you could have done better, and with a good manager like that you can always only learn.”