Thu 26 January 2023 | 19:00

Trippier names Lionel Messi as the best player he played against

Spending three years in Spain with Atletico, the Newcastle United right-back reveals the Argentine superstar as the best player he played against.

Kieran Trippier

helped Atletico lift the La Liga trophy in the 2020-21 season before eventually joining Newcastle United for a £12m fee in 2022. Sharing his experience of playing against

Lionel Messi

, Trippier told

Goal’s Simply The Best

: "

The best player that I played against is Messi, of course.

"He's a magician on the pitch, you just can't get the ball off him."

Trippier asked a couple of other questions regarding his current teammates.


The best joker [I've met] is Callum Wilson,

" he answered about his Newcastle team-mate, adding: "

You know, obviously when you walk in, in training in the mornings, you just want to be nice and quiet. But he's coming in full of Red Bull every single morning.

"He's always laughing and joking, playing pranks. Certainly with me. He's always joking around with me, you know, with my clothes and stuff. So but yeah, he's one who keeps his spirit in the team."



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