Sunderland loanee DeAndre Yedlin opens up about his biggest challenge since arriving in England

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DeAndre Yedlin is currently at Sunderland on loan from Tottenham Hotspur.

Sunderland defender DeAndre Yedlin has told the club's official Youtube channel that adapting to the pace of the English game has been a challenge for him. 

Yedlin, who has joined the Black Cats on loan from Tottenham Hotspur, moved to England in January and admits that the tempo of matches in the country is markedly different to anything he has experienced before. 

The USA international had only played in MLS with Seattle Sounders prior to his move to White Hart Lane, and he believes that the Premier League is the quickest division in world football.

"I would say the pace of the game," he said, when asked what the biggest difference is between MLS and Premier League competition. "English football tops all leagues in terms of that, it's such a fast game. That's what I've been trying to adapt to."

Yedlin's transition to English football should be aided by the first-team experience he will receive at Sunderland. 

The youngster was finding first-team opportunities hard to come by at Spurs, with Kyle Walker and Kieran Trippier ahead of him in the pecking order, but there aren't as many obstacles blocking his path into Dick Advocaat's starting line-up.

Billy Jones is the club's first choice right-back, but Yedlin has started to put pressure on the former West Bromwich Albion man's place after his debut performance in midweek.

The 22-year-old impressed during Sunderland's 4-1 defeat to Manchester City in the Capital One Cup, and he will be hoping to play some part in his temporary club's match against Manchester United this weekend. 

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