Kieran Trippier thought Declan Rice was a better player than Casemiro.
Trippier appeared on the YouTube 먹튀검증channel ‘Vibe with Five’ run by Manchester United legend Rio Ferdinand on the 7th (Korean time) and had time to look back on his career.
What became a hot topic here was the debate about the best defensive midfielder in the Premier League. Ferdinand asked Trippier who was the better player, Manchester United’s key midfielder Casemiro or Arsenal’s key player, Thomas Partey. In response, Trippier looked puzzled and said, “I can’t answer.”
Ferdinand did not give in and asked to choose between Rice and the party. Then, without hesitation for a second, Trippier said, “Rice is an incredible player. Last time, I couldn’t believe Rice’s football intelligence, the way he cuts opponents off, and how powerful he was during the Newcastle vs West Ham match. In the role, Rice is arguably one of the best players in the world.”
Then, when another panelist asked Trippier, “Do you think Rice is better than Casemiro?”, he again chose Rice without hesitation. He explained, “Casemiro is a world class player who has won a lot of titles like the European Champions League (UCL). But right now I think Rice is amazing.”
It is Trippier’s subjective opinion, but there is no end to debate about who is the best defensive midfielder in the league.
Meanwhile, Rice, highly regarded by Trippier, is likely to leave West Ham this summer. Rice wants to play on a top stage like UCL. It is understood that Arsenal and Chelsea are currently engaged in fierce scouting competition.
West Ham are already admitting they won’t be able to catch Rice. West Ham also wants more than 100 million euros (approximately 135.2 billion won) for Rice’s transfer because Chelsea recorded the highest transfer fee in league history when they signed Enzo Fernandez this time.