The US international is relishing his future at White Hart Lane but isn't sure whether he'll get a chance to prove his worth this season.
DeAndre Yedlin is still to make a first-team appearance since arriving at Tottenham Hotspur this winter and, speaking to ESPN FC, the US international sounds sceptical about whether he’ll get the chance to earn his debut before the end of the season.
Yedlin, 21, completed his much-anticipated move from the Seattle Sounders at the start of winter transfer window, after a £2.5 million deal was agreed in August, but has so far failed to break into the senior setup and made just two starts for the Under-21s.
The promising right-back was allowed to join up with the US team for their winter training camp as a result, featuring in friendlies against Chile and Panama, but an ankle sprain picked up against the latter ended up further hampering his start to life at White Hart Lane.
While now back fit, the former MLS star concedes that he faces a tough time breaking into Maurico Pochettino’s plans during the final run in, given their push for a Champions League spot, but he isn’t getting too deterred at this point.
“I think it depends on the situation,” he said. “With the position the team’s in now, as we’re pushing for top-four, it’s very hard to change up the squad.
“I understand the situation but I’m staying positive, having fun with it and learning a lot. I’ve got all I could ask for from this experience so far.
“Even if I don’t get playing time this season, I know my time will come eventually.”
Yedlin also added that he’s received some encouraging words from the Spurs coaching staff in recent weeks, continuing: “They’ve just said stay patient. It’s a big transition so the big thing for me was just getting settled.
“That’s finally happened now so the next step is trying to get on the field.”
Despite his struggle for minutes at Spurs, Yedlin remains an important part of Jurgen Klinsmann’s US setup and is in line to start tonight’s match against Denmark in Aarhus, where he’ll come up against club teammate Christian Eriksen.
“I think we’ve dropped off a little bit and we need to show that we’re come back,” he said on the friendly matchup. “And, individually, I hope to get some minutes, keep the chemistry going with the team and make the best of it.”