‘Incredible’ - Kieran Trippier drops possible Newcastle United transfer hint on England duty

Newcastle United right-back Kieran Trippier Newcastle United right-back Kieran Trippier
Newcastle United right-back Kieran Trippier | Getty Images
Kieran Trippier skippered England at St James’ Park earlier this month ahead of Euro 2024

Kieran Trippier has opened up about the “amazing” feeling of playing for Newcastle United after captaining England at St James’ Park.

Gareth Southgate rewarded the 33-year-old with the armband for the Three Lions’ warm-up clash against Bosnia and Herzegovina. Tyneside was treated to its first England fixture for almost two decades ahead of a highly-anticipated Euro 2024 campaign.

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Thousands of Newcastle fans were in attendance to roar the Three Lions - and Trippier - on to a routine 3-0 win. Speaking to England’s media channel in Germany, the Toon defender hailed the experience as “incredible” and urged the FA to take the national team on the road more often.

“Firstly, it’s amazing to play for Newcastle,” Trippier said amid reports of a possible summer move. “The supporters are absolutely incredible. But it was even more special because I had the opportunity to lead my country out as captain… at Newcastle. Again, when England go on the road, it’s always a special feeling.

“Playing for Newcastle and England, they’re both amazing. This season, we’ve had some very special nights at Newcastle. It was a very proud moment for myself that night.”

Trippier - one of the most experienced players in Southgate’s squad - also reflected on his international career so far. He added: “I still pinch myself now. When I first came into the squad, we had Harty (Joe Hart), Gary Cahill, players like that. I’ve been lucky enough to be a part of this journey for so long.

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“For this to be my fourth tournament, we try to use our experiences because we have so many young players in the team. It’s about making them feel welcome as quickly as possible because we want them to express themselves.”

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