Tottenham youngster Yedlin is currently on loan at Sunderland.
Speaking to the Men in Blazers Podcast, Tottenham full-back DeAndre Yedlin has admitted that the biggest thing he has learnt since moving to England has been patience, considering the lack of football he played when he signed for Spurs.
The youngster said: “Just to be patient. I didn’t play a tonne at Tottenham, so I had to grind every day. I had to do what I could everyday to keep myself positive, keep myself going, stay patient, and now I’ve got my loan move to Sunderland and started my first Premier League game a few days ago.”
Yedlin, 22, moved to Tottenham in January of this year, officially joining the club after spending a few months with Seattle Sounders on loan after signing his Spurs contract in August 2014.
Impressive performances in MLS and the 2014 World Cup saw Spurs show their interest in him, and although he is highly rated, he has made just one appearance for the Lilywhites - playing 11 minutes of a Premier League loss to Aston Villa last season.
Due to his lack of first-team football with Tottenham, the North London club decided to reward Yedlin’s patience and send him out on loan this season, signing a deal with Sunderland until the end of the campaign.
After playing the full 90 minutes of the League Cup loss to Manchester City, Yedlin made his first Premier League start last weekend, against West Ham.
He impressed, and it appears as if the patience Yedlin showed during his time at White Hart Lane is finally starting to pay off.