Tripier: Newcastle are in a good position at the moment, but we have to keep our feet on the ground
December 28 in an interview, Newcastle defender Tripier said he made the right decision to join the team.
Tripier said: “I think I said on the first day of signing that I wanted to help the club. I came here when they finished 19th in the league and my decision was questioned, but I kept my faith. I’ve had faith throughout my career.”
“I believe I can help the team cheer up, of course, not just me, but it’s about the organization. We are in a good position at the moment, but the Premier League is cruel, so we have to keep our feet on the ground. The fans have dreams, that’s why they pay to watch us play and follow us, of course they can have dreams. ”
“as players, we need to be realistic and down to earth. We are in a good position in the Premier League and the Cup, but you can’t take everything for granted. You always have to respect your opponents, but we are confident. As a team, as a club, we stick together and we focus on one game at a time. ”
“as a professional, it is important to turn your attention back from the World Cup and do your best for the club. Obviously, we want to go further in the World Cup, but that didn’t happen, so I think it’s important for me and the other players to come back and get back into the game right away because we’re going to have an important game. This is very important and I want to be part of it. ”
On Southgate continuing to coach England, Tripier said: “obviously I am very happy that Southgate is an excellent manager and I have been saying that since I joined the England team.” It’s great for all the players and I think I can speak on behalf of all the players. Southgate is a top manager and now we are focused on the international day in March and the European Cup qualifiers and we need to move on. ”