Tottenham Hotspur legend Jurgen Klinsmann has been quoted by the Daily Mail suggesting the issues facing DeAndre Yedlin at White Hart Lane won’t affect his position in the USA team.
Yedlin linked up with Tottenham earlier this year after a move from Seattle Sounders but has so far struggled to find his feet with the North Londoners.
He’s struggled to get a chance ahead of the more experienced and in form Kyle Walker, but Klinsmann has promised he won’t be overlooked in relation to his country.
“I think it's important for our players to see that we have a plan for them, that we're looking at their club situation and that we understand the up-and-downs and their struggles, and they know we are here to help them,” he said.
“At the end of the day, you have got to break through, no matter what. Deandre Yedlin, you have got to kick somebody out of Tottenham to play there.”
Yedlin is still a very young man and he could quickly grow frustrated by not getting a chance under Mauricio Pochettino.
The Argentine can’t make changes for the sake of doing so and Yedlin could be annoyed as he’s moved from a club where he was playing on a consistent basis.
He’s still a very young man and needs to show patience, with Klinsmann’s backing at USA level potentially helping Tottenham, because it will keep the player’s fitness, confidence and form at a good level.
Yedlin’s job over the next couple of weeks before Tottenham’s next game is to play well and to try and put as much pressure on Walker and Pochettino as quickly as possible.
Klinsmann is also well placed to alleviate any concerns or worries that the player has over his position at White Hart Lane and can definitely do Tottenham a favour.