Tottenham's DeAndre Yedlin not planning to show Germany too much respect

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The 21-year-old right-back is set to take on the world champions with the US national team in Wednesday night's friendly in Cologne.

After last week’s dramatic 4-3 comeback win over the Netherlands, USA defender DeAndre Yedlin has told ESPN FC how his side are gunning to make it consecutive victories when they face world champions Germany in tomorrow night’s friendly match in Cologne.

Jurgen Klinsmann’s men shocked the Dutch in the first of their two European friendlies on Friday with three unanswered goals in the last 20 minutes, as substitute Bobby Wood struck in stoppage-time to hand the visitors their first ever win against the Oranje.

A 57th-minute substitute himself, Yedlin also had a crucial role in the result, as the Tottenham Hotspur right-back set up John Brooks’ 70th-minute finish to set the comeback in motion and burned the opposition defence on several occasions with his blazing pace.

It remains to be seen whether his game-changing midfield cameo was enough to earn a start for the clash at the RheinEnergieStadion but, regardless, the versatile speedster wants to see his side make a statement ahead of an important Gold Cup summer.

“The Netherlands are obviously a great team and whenever you win a game like that you can take a lot of positives out of it,” said Yedlin.

“It really builds your confidence so we’re all excited for this next game against another very good team – probably the best in the world right now.

“We know we can’t give them too much respect, especially in their own house, so we’re going to go out there and give it our all.”

The US last went head-to-head with Die Mannschaft in their final Group G match of the 2014 World Cup, when the eventual tournament winners controlled 67.1 per cent of the possession and did not allow a single shot on target en route to a 1-0 win.

Klinsmann’s opposite number, Joachim Low, was also the former Tottenham striker’s assistant with the German national team from 2004 before taking over the side after his compatriot opted to step aside following their third-place finish at the 2006 World Cup on home soil.

Nevertheless, despite the pair’s relationship, the now-USA boss has stressed that his men will not be holding back against the hosts tomorrow with potential Gold Cup spots on the line.

"We want to make another step forward in terms of experience, in terms of measuring ourself," Klinsmann told MLSSsoccer.com. "They know they will face another top team, but we will try to take the game to Germany, as well. We want to take some risks and score some goals here.

"This is exactly what we need,” he continued. “We need the Van Persies and the Huntelaars and the Götzes going at us to show us where we still make mistakes.

"These players play for the big clubs in the world and in the Champions League, and they are going to punish every little mistake. In a split second, the ball is in [the net]. We go through the video and show our players, so they eliminate those mistakes and become better players."

The USA are currently without key men Jozy Altidore, Alejandro Bedoya, Geoff Cameron, Clint Dempsey, Omar Gonzalez and Jermaine Jones but German-born quartet John Brooks, Timothy Chandler, Fabian Johnson and Danny Williams could all be in the starting XI on the night to add some extra spice to the meeting.

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