​Atletico Madrid defender Kieran Trippier has hit back at criticism of the side being boring. Diego Simeone has carved out a very strong defensive unit over the years at the Wanda Metropolitano.

Indeed, the Rojiblancos have reached the ​Champions League final twice playing the same system and have also won the league once in 2014. However, despite the success, the Rojibancos have often found themselves being labeled as a boring side but Trippier has rejected that notion, claiming that the Madrid outfit play attractive football and that he doesn’t really listen to what outsiders have to say.

“No, we have a great team with a strong defence, and you can see the forwards we have. We're offensive and play attractive football, so I don't listen to what people on the outside say. I focus on my teammates, what the coach wants and winning games, that's what's important,” he told Marca.

He then went on to praise the defence of the Spanish giants and stated that he always wanted to be a part of it.

“I've seen for years that Atletico have the best defence and I wanted to be part of it. We work extremely hard in training to get results. I'm ready to learn and am hopeful for the future.”

Trippier has settled well in Spain as he has already become a starter for the side, having played 7 times in the league so fa