Kieran Trippier has admitted he struggled in the second half of last season, though he believes Tottenham may have made a mistake in selling him.
“We all did so well at the World Cup but I didn’t have the best season after,” Trippier added. “It wasn’t an easy decision. I love the Premier League but I’m in La Liga now and loving it.
“I set the bar high at the World Cup and they knew how well I could do but I just feel that Tottenham probably got rid of me at the wrong time because I just needed that four-week rest for recovery because I was struggling with injuries to come back, fresh, ready”
“So maybe I could have stayed, but I’ve got no regrets.”
The Atletico Madrid right-back made a £20 million ($24.1m) move to the La Liga club this summer after a disappointing 2018-19 campaign saw him fall out of Spurs’ plans.
Trippier has enjoyed a bright start in Spain, picking up an assist in his La Liga debut as Atletico have made a perfect start to the season.