DeAndre Yedlin has told the London Evening Standard that the faith Mauricio Pochettino has shown in other youngsters in the Tottenham Hotspur squad is motivating him.
Pochettino does not appear to pick players on reputation and Yedlin believes that the chances that Harry Kane and Nabil Bentaleb have been given this season prove that he can be a success at White Hart Lane.
Yedlin, who made his debut for Spurs at the weekend against Aston Villa, is hoping to emulate Kane and Bentaleb in the future and he insists that he can follow in their footsteps.
“It’s obviously a place where younger players are developing greatly and you look at Harry Kane — he’s the main one and he has just shot through the roof and that’s very encouraging,” he said.
“I think it’s very motivating when you have guys like Nabil [Bentaleb] who has started every game at 20 years old and it’s encouraging to know that Pochettino has that kind of trust in younger players.”
There is great excitement building about Yedlin's future at Spurs, with most supporters believing that he has the ability to become a real star in North London.
The American international has all the physical attributes required to become a success and it will just be a question of refining his game to ensure that he is ready to play in the Premier League.
He may have more chances to impress in the near future, too, with Kyle Walker struggling for form and fitness.
Walker has not looked to be on top of his game throughout the season so far and with the right-back set to be sidelined with a foot injury, Yedlin will be hoping to seize his opportunity and become the next Spurs youngster to make the breakthrough.