Spurs right-back, DeAndre Yedlin, has had a difficult time gaining first team minutes this year, but is hopeful that he can work his way into Mauricio Pochettino’s Starting XI next year.
The United States international player made his debut in last month’s match against Aston Villa, coming on in the final minutes of the match, but has not seen the pitch since.
Last month’s debut represents the only occasion in which Yedlin has seen first team action since coming to Tottenham from Seattle Sounders following last summer’s World Cup.
The 21-year-old speedy defender admits the transition from the MLS to the Premier League has been more difficult than he originally anticipated, but is determined to prove that he deserves the starting right-back position next season. Speaking to Bleacher Report Yedlin said,
“Everywhere I’ve been, I’ve adjusted pretty quickly, but this is taking me a little bit longer.
“Of course you want to just get in there and play. But I think in the long run, it is better that they have been patient with me, and it’s better that they’ve allowed me to adapt to life here.
“It’s good that I’ve been given a certain amount of time to adjust. Hopefully, going into next season, I will be fully adjusted and ready to go.”
Yedlin produced a head-turning performance in the World Cup and earned the transfer from Seattle to Tottenham in August.
He features a unique combo of speed and strength at the right-back slot and should give preferred right-back, Kyle Walker, a run for his money as Spurs look to improve next going into next year’s campaign.