By Jordan Seward For Mailonline
Published: 09:28 BST, 1 August 2019 | Updated: 10:19 BST, 1 August 2019
Kieran Trippier has vowed to learn fluent Spanish and revealed he is taking lessons five days a week in a bid to settle in as quickly as possible at his new club Atletico Madrid.
The 28-year-old fulfilled a long-term ambition to play abroad when he sealed his £20million move from Tottenham to the La Liga giants earlier this summer.
Trippier, who has made a bright start to his Atletico career, playing in all of their four consecutive pre-season victories, has set a goal of learning Spanish and has lifted the lid on the lengths he's going to in effort to grasp the language.
Kieran Trippier has revealed he is taking five lessons a week to try and learn Spanish
Trippier played in Atletico Madrid's 3-0 victory over an MLS All-Star side on Wednesday night
'My priority is to speak Spanish. I want to be involved with the players and the coach to understand more,' He told ESPN.
'I've got a teacher in Madrid and it's five days a week for two hours a day so maybe in a month or two, we can have this interview speaking Spanish.'
Trippier's readiness to embrace the Spanish culture has been the polar opposite approach that was taken by Gareth Bale, who moved to Real Madrid six years ago.
Bale's lack of effort and inability to speak the language recently saw him come under fire from Madrid's former manager and fellow Welshman John Toshack.