DeAndre Yedlin eyeing flying start at Tottenham next season

DeAndre Yedlin Jermaine Jones

The USA international has impressed on the recent tour of Malaysia and Australia.

Tottenham Hotspur defender DeAndre Yedlin has told the club’s official website that he is looking to make a flying start to the 2015/16 campaign.

The American was initially signed from Seattle Sounders back in August 2014 but only joined Spurs in January this year.

He has since been working on his fitness and getting up to full match sharpness, eventually making his debut for the club against Aston Villa in April. And having joined Spurs on their recent post-season tour of Malaysia and Australia, where he impressed, he says he is looking to kick on next year.

“I’m already excited about next year,” he said.

“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."

The player is now with Jurgen Klinsmann and the US national team for a series of high profile friendlies against Holland in Amsterdam and Germany in Cologne.

The move to Spurs, though, has obviously required a lot of settling in and change for Yedlin, with him having to get accustomed to his new life on and off the field.

And he says the recent tour in particular has allowed him to get to know his teammates better, while the last six months in general have been a huge learning experience for him.

"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,” he added.

"It’s been an interesting first few months here for me and I see it as a very positive time. 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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