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Spurs man puts pressure on Pochettino ahead of next season

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Former Seattle Sounders star DeAndre Yedlin has seen little playing time at Tottenham Hotspur so far but admits the club’s post-season tour has been great for him.

Yedlin, 21, has every intention to break into the Spurs squad next season, which will give Mauricio Pochettino selection headaches, as he has more than one option at right-back.

“It’s been an interesting first few months here for me and I see it as a very positive time,” Yedlin told Spurs’ official website. “Obviously I came here to play but I came to learn as well and these six months have been great, I’ve really learnt a lot already.

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“But I’m already excited about next year. It will be a clean slate when we come back, so hopefully I will do well during the international break and I’ll come back flying next season.”

Yedlin made his first appearance for Spurs in their home loss against Aston Villa at the tail end of the 2014/15 Premier League season, but featured more prominently in their recent post-season tour of Malaysia and Australia.

“It’s been a great chance to bond with the team, to see a different side to the players and get to see different cities and cultures.

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“It was really enjoyable to be out here and great to play in both matches. There was a real sense of excitement in the crowds at both matches, it took me back to the feeling we had playing the World Cup in Brazil last summer. It was special.”

Yedlin has high hopes for the coming Premier League season and he will be expecting to feature more as he continues to adapt to the English game. His pace and power give him the ideal qualities to play down the right-hand side and we can expect to see those qualities in the Gold Cup if he is selected for the US Men’s National Team.

The USMNT look to defend their CONCACAF Gold Cup title on home soil in July. Yedlin could potentially face Honduras, Haita and Panama in the group stage of the competition.

Will we see more of Yedlin next season and will he be an asset for Spurs?

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1 Comment on Spurs man puts pressure on Pochettino ahead of next season

  1. He’s a huge asset to the team…in terms of commercial opportunities stateside. With any luck he’ll get plenty of opportunities in the Europa Leaugue and the early stages of the League Cup.

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