Kieran Trippier has outlined his hopes to keep the Clarets in the Premier League – and impress England boss Roy Hodgson!
The Clarets defender insisted he had no hesitation in signing a new three-year deal at Turf Moor this weekend, to replace the remaining 12-months on his existing contract.
And the 23-year-old is now relishing the challenge of taking on the country’s top teams as he looks to take his career to new heights.
Trippier told Clarets Player: “Discussions have been going on for a while now and I am delighted to put pen to paper and look forward to the Premier League.
“I always wanted to stay. I spoke to my family and I have all my mates here, but most importantly the staff, who have done a lot for me in the last 18 months.
“They are a big reason, along with working under a manager who has had a big impact on my career since he has been here. He’s the main reason why I’m staying!”
The former Manchester City defender added: “I’m excited to get to pre-season now, kick-on with the boys and regroup and hopefully do well in the Premier League.
We all hope it’s going to be a successful season. That’s what everybody wants for the club and I can’t wait for the fixtures to come out and be playing against the best players and best teams in the world.
“That’s a great feeling for me personally and great for Burnley Football Club.
“I want to be a Premier League player and stay there as long as I can.
“That means doing well next year and the year after and hopefully even catch the England manager’s eye.
“It’s every player’s dream to play for England one day and hopefully I can start the new season brightly and perhaps get the nod.
“There’s a lot of competition there, but this is my first season in the Premier League and hopefully I can show everyone that I can handle it and do well for the club.”