DeAndre Yedlin admits disappointment over his start at Tottenham

The USA international has failed to break into the Spurs first-team since his switch from MLS.

Tottenham Hotspur defender DeAndre Yedlin has admitted disappointment at his failure to break into Mauricio Pochettino’s side following his January move.

The 22-year old has featured just once in competitive games for Spurs – a 12 minute substitute appearance against Aston Villa last season – and admits he would have liked to have made a bigger splash.

“Yeah, I’d definitely liked to have played more for Spurs,” he told the Sunderland Echo.

“Playing for the US is very important, but club football is what you’re doing year-round. That’s what keeps you sharp.

“I would have loved to break into that first team at Spurs, but it didn’t happen.”

Yedlin traded London for Wearside on transfer deadline day, completing a season-long loan move to Sunderland, and now wants to make his mark in the Premier League for the Black Cats,

“…But I’ve landed here and hopefully I can show what I have and can get back in the groove,” he added.

“It’s not going to be an easy ride by any means. Every day I’m going to have to improve. But I’m looking forward to that, it will be a challenge. I love a challenge.”

The Spurs man is seemingly a good fit for the Premier League, with his electric pace well renowned in football despite his limited exposure, and Sunderland will be hoping to utilise his nine months there to full effect.

Dick Advocaat’s men showed promise in their last outing against Yedlin’s parent club on Sunday and the American’s arrival, adding to the pace and power of the likes of Jeremain Lens, Yann M’Vila and Jermain Defoe, will cause problems for plenty of sides.

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