By 90Min
November 16, 2017

Tottenham full-back Kieran Trippier has paid huge credit to striker Harry Kane's dedication to the club as one one of the mains reasons for Spurs' continuing rise up in the Premier League standings.

Ahead of Saturday's North London Derby versus Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium, Trippier told SkySports he continues to be in awe of his club and international team-mate calling him the ultimate professional and describing the feeling of having him on the field, with Kane capable of scoring goals at any given time.

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Trippier said: "He's the best professional I've ever met. Even when I first came here you could see he's a leader. He's so dedicated. At training he's the first one in, last one out. Nobody works so hard and nobody deserves it more than him.


"The whole team recognise how good he is and you feel confident going into games knowing he might score one, two or three."

After making the switch from Burnley in June 2015, 27-year-old Trippier has become an integral part of Mauricio Pochettino's set-up this term, having played a cameo role in his first season for the Lilywhites last season.

Having made eight league appearances in 11 games this campaign, the former Manchester City youth player has helped his side keep five clean sheets, as well as contributing at the other end of the field with three assists, as he vies with Frenchman Serge Aurier for defensive duties.

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The full-back has become renowned for his superior crossing abilities - often finding lone front man Kane - and is quick to express his excitement sharing the same pitch with one of world football's hottest marksmen, whilst adding that his work rate pushes the whole team forward.

"[But] there's not one person at Spurs who thinks 'I'll have a day off here", says Trippier. 

"Everyone works hard at this club, every player, playing or not. Harry sets the tone and other senior pros set the tone with him. Everyone works hard for each other."

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