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​Got him! Spurs defender Trippier reveals Poch pranked him before England call up

Tottenham right-back Kieran Trippier has revealed that Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino pranked while informing him of his debut England call-up.

The 26-year-old, who enjoyed an impressive season with Spurs, has been included in the England squad by Gareth Southgate for the upcoming World Cup qualifier against Scotland.

Tripper said: "He called me in and said, 'I know what you did last night'.

"I thought I was in trouble even though I didn't do anything. He scared me and brought in Hugo, the captain. I thought 'did I do something last night? No I didn't'.

"He then said – congratulations, you have been called into England.

"I was delighted for my mum and phoned my parents straight away as they have done a lot of hard work to get me where I am."

Vyom Chaudhary
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