Dyche passes on his best to Trippier ahead of Champions League Final

Clarets boss Sean Dyche has sent former player Kieran Trippier his best wishes ahead of Spurs’ Champions League Final with Liverpool in Madrid on Saturday night.

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And Dyche feels two English clubs getting to the final, days after an all-London Europa League Final between Arsenal and Chelsea in Baku, Azerbaijan, shows the strength of the Premier League.

It is the first time one league has provided all four finalists.

Trippier played for Dyche from his arrival in October 2012 – helping Burnley win promotion to the Premier League as Championship runners-up in 2014 – to when he was sold to Spurs for £3.5m in the summer of 2015, after relegation from the top flight.

Trippier has since gone on to earn 16 caps for England, scoring once, as he famously joined Bobby Charlton and Gary Lineker as the only Englishmen to score in a World Cup semi-final.

Dyche said: “I’ve sent Tripps a couple of text messages and had my usual jovial ones back, banter-filled...fantastic for him and Spurs as well, not just them, but four Premier League teams in the two European finals, a strong sign of why it’s arguably considered the best league in the world, or certainly the most difficult.”