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Ex-Man City coach Eyre: Trippier should never have been sold. He's perfect for Pep

Tottenham fullback Kieran Trippier would be ideal for Pep Guardiola's system at Manchester City.

That's according to Steve Eyre, who coached Trippier as a City youth teamer.

The Fleetwood coach told the Manchester Evening News: “He would have been perfect now, for the way Pep wants to play.

“He would be comfortable stepping into midfield and gives excellent service into the front players – and these days he defends to Premier League standards as well.

“Kieran tends to put the ball in ten, 15 or 20 yards earlier, as Charlie Austin and Harry Kane will testify – he picks you out to score the goal."

He added: "It's a bit of a moan of mine that they allowed him to leave City when he did.

“It comes as no surprise to me at all that he has been signed long-term by Spurs and has won England caps."

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