Newcastle has been performing a lot better than expected this season and the club is still fighting for a spot in the Champions League even though the results recently haven’t been as good as in the beginning of the season.
One of Newcastle’s biggest stars has been Kieran Trippier, who according to John Barnes has been the best right fullback this season in the Premier League.
We spoke to the former Liverpool and Newcastle player who shared his opinion on his qualities and Newcastle´s season in general.
“He has been the best right back in the Premier League”
Kieran Trippier was brought to Newcastle in January 2022 and the Englishman immediately showed his qualities for The Mags.
“I would say that he has been the best right back, yeah. I would say so. He has been very important and he is a leader. He has been a fantastic signing for Newcastle.”
“He is also very good at defending and of course, his freekick abilities are a bonus. But he has been very good defensively and his attacking qualities are just a bonus.”
“Newcastle have had a fantastic season no matter how it ends”
Newcastle has performed way over the expectations and Barnes says that the fans shouldn’t worry that much about a position in the top four keeping in mind where they were last season.
“Newcastle haven’t played Isak and Wilson together because they want to be strong in midfield and I think the midfield are doing a great job.”
“Newcastle have had a fantastic season even if they don’t finish in the top four.”
“Look at where they were last season and where they are now. I think the squad is good and only needs one or two to come in to help them push on.”