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Newcastle fullback Trippier: Atletico Madrid made me complete player

Newcastle United fullback Kieran Trippier says Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone helped him become a "complete player".

The 31-year-old joined Newcastle United from Atletico Madrid earlier this month for a reported initial fee of £12m and says he returned to England a far better player.

Explaining why he thought he was a better player than last time he played in the Premier League, Trippier told Sky Sports: “The experience that I've gained, developing into different styles of football and culture.

“So I think I've come back as a more mature player, a more experienced player, and it's something that I'm very happy that I did, that I experienced everything I went through.

“I feel that I've come back as a more complete player than when I left.

“I wanted to improve my defending and there was no better manager to go and work for and I feel like I've developed as a much better payer from working with him."


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