Tottenham defender DeAndre Yedlin has claimed that Yannick Bolasie is the toughest opponent he has faced in the Premier League, during a Q & A session hosted on the official website of former club Seattle Sounders.
The 23-year old spent last season gaining top flight experience on loan at Sunderland and when asked who was the hardest opposition player to defend against he gave the honour to the mercurial Crystal Palace winger.
Crystal Palace's Yannick Bolasie
“This might surprise people but I would have to say Bolasie. He’s so unpredictable with what he’s gonna do with the ball and you know in your head he’s gonna try to humiliate you,” said Yedlin.
“With the ball, technically, he’s one of the best I’ve ever played against and he just does ridiculous things with the ball so I think he’s been the hardest.”
DeAndre Yedlin celebrates with Patrick van Aanholt
Bolasie is one of the league’s most polarising players, capable of the sublime one moment and the calamitous the next, but his box of tricks is clearly a nightmare for defenders to come up against.
Yedlin acquitted himself well at the Stadium of Light over the course of last season and his future currently hangs in the balance, with his chances at Spurs looking limited given Kyle Walker and Kieran Trippier both sit ahead of him in the pecking order.
England's Kyle Walker in action with Wales' Neil Taylor
A permanent move to Sunderland could be on the cards, with the Daily Mail last month reporting that the Black Cats are keen but suggesting that their limited budget could mean another loan stint is in the offing instead.