DeAndre Yedlin gives his thoughts on Sunderland following Tottenham defeat

Yedlin moved to Sunderland on loan from Tottenham Hotspur.

Speaking to the Chronicle, DeAndre Yedlin has given his first thoughts on loan club Sunderland, having seen them fall to defeat at the hands of parent club Spurs on Sunday.

“It was great,” the USA international said. “I didn’t really know exactly what to expect and when I saw the atmosphere and how hard the team competed and how well they did, it was great for me to watch. Everybody seemed to be pretty positive in the locker room. Obviously, you never want to lose at home but it was a very good Spurs side and we did play very well.”

Sunderland fell to a 1-0 defeat at home to Spurs, with Yedlin restricted to the audience due to the rules concerning loan players turning out against their parent clubs.

The performance was arguably the Black Cats’ best of the season, and although the game ended in defeat, Yedlin believes that the players were positive following the tie due to how they had performed.

The 22-year-old will be hoping to step into the team this coming weekend, and his versatility means Dick Advcoaat can select him in a number of positions.

Able to play anywhere on the right side of the pitch, Yedlin is naturally a full-back, and he could replace Billy Jones in the starting XI, whilst he can also play as a winger, meaning a more attacking role in place of Jermain Defoe, Fabio Borini or Ola Toivonen.

Yedlin looks to be a solid signing by Advocaat, and the Black Cats will be hoping that he can further aid the Wearside club following the improving form they have shown this term.

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