Kieran Trippier hits back at booing England fans following USA draw

Kieran Trippier was asked about the reaction England received following their clash with the USA.

England faced off with the USA on Friday evening in a tie they were expected to win after putting six past Iran on Monday.

However, the Three Lions reverted back to their typical defensive-minded selves we have become accustomed to seeing under Gareth Southgate.

The USA dominated the midfield battle and were the better side on the day.

Following the full-time whistle, England fans booed the players pretty loudly,

Right-back Kieran Trippier has since responded to the reaction:

“The USA are a good side, every single team in our group are in the top 20,” Trippier told reporters. “So you can’t underestimate any team, you have to give respect and we certainly do to Iran, USA and Wales.

“We knew it’s going to be a tough game, you see the past results are they are a very good side. If you look at other teams in the tournament, there’s some big results going against them.

“As always, I think you all know that we go into every game to win and unfortunately it wasn’t to be. The US are a good side, we knew that before the game, they are an athletic team, good tactically.

“So we knew it was going to be a tough battle but in tournaments, you can’t win every game so it is a good point for us.

“I didn’t hear the booing but yes, of course, the fans want to see goals and to win matches but all I can say to that is that the commitment from the boys is there, we give 100 percent in every single game so yes, of course, we understand the frustration because we didn’t win the game but we gave everything, a point is a good result.

“Of course, in the final third, there were some moments where we can be better, of course. But actually, it’s the second game and four points on the board in the group, it’s only positive for myself and the team.

“We didn’t lose the game, we didn’t concede and we’re just fully focused on Wales now.”

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Josh Barker

Josh Barker

Middlesbrough fan from the North East of England. @JoshBarker979 on Twitter.

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