“Aren’t the guys giving it their all? And how many wounded do we have? How many injured people we have,” Trippier shouted loudly in the away section at a disgruntled Newcastle fan. There were no shortage of powerful gestures, in the end he had to be calmed down by security and teammates.
Newcastle were beaten by home striker Dominic Solanke with two goals in the second half, for the Magpies it was their first league defeat in seven games, but their second in one week. Borussia Dortmund were overpowered in the Champions League on Tuesday.
Trippier subsequently downplayed the incident. “The fans are full of emotions, they have come a long way for us. I chatted with one of them and told him there was no need to panic. We got a load and we apologize for the result, but the guys are giving it everything,” he told Sky Sports.
Newcastle is being hit by widespread blight. Striker Callum Wilson was injured against Dortmund, extending the list of unavailable players to eleven. Moreover, at Bournemouth, winger Miguel Almirón was forced to substitute in the opening act. Thus, 17-year-old Lewis Miley earned his first start in the Premier League in midfield, while 18-year-old substitute Ben Parkinson also made his debut.
“We’re all feeling a little emotional. We appreciate all our visiting fans, we appreciate them very much. We thank them for their support,” coach Eddie Howe, who previously managed Bournemouth, responded to Trippier’s performance.
“It was difficult to watch the match. We were unrecognizable. The reasons are clear, but I don’t want to sit here and make excuses. I want to support the players,” Howe told reporters. Newcastle now have an international break to try and get their act together. At the end of November and the beginning of December, he has a hell of a lot ahead of him, when Chelsea, PSG, Manchester United, Everton, Tottenham and AC Milan await him in the Premier League and the Champions League.