Yedlin comments on 'craziness' of first Tottenham start

DeAndre Yedlin Jermaine Jones

The young Spurs fullback finally made Mauricio Pochettino's starting eleven this week, featuring in the club's 2-1 win in Malaysia.

Tottenham defender DeAndre Yedlin has been talking to the Spurs website about his first first-team start for the club, having played for the entirety of the recent 2-1 win over a Malaysia XI.

The US international admitted it wasn't an easy game in Kuala Lumpur, but the 'crazy' support for the side made it an enjoyable affair.

“It was tough to play in the humidity we encountered in Malaysia but I thought I did OK in the game and it was a great experience there," he said.

“It’s crazy to see so many fans so far away from where the team is based and I want to thank them for their support."

The former Seattle Sounders man also stressed that he was looking forward to the next match on the tour, in Sydney on Saturday, saying: “It will be another great occasion against Sydney FC in front of a lot of people – it’s sure to be a great atmosphere and I’m very excited about the game.”

Supporters will be hoping they will be seeing many more starts in the future, with his place in the starting eleven a long time coming.

Yedlin actually signed six months earlier than first planned, having been scheduled to arrive this summer. 

However, once the previous MLS season wrapped up at the end of 2014, the young fullback was allowed to join up with his new side in order to settle in London.

Many Tottenham fans have been anxious to see the 21-year-old in action, but despite several appearances on the bench, the only game time Yedlin got were the final few minutes of a disappointing home defeat to Aston Villa.

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