By Amir Mir
DeAndre Yedlin has revealed his difficulty in settling in at Tottenham, but has now stated he is more “comfortable” at Newcastle.
Right-back Yedlin moved to Spurs in 2014 from Seattle Sounders, but made just one appearances for the north London club, before putting pen-to-paper on a five-year contract with the Magpies in the summer.
Additionally, the 23-year-old made 25 appearances in all competitions for Sam Allardyce’s Sunderland last term, as he helped them avoid relegation from the Premier League.
Yedlin who is now aiming to help Newcastle push for promotion from the Championship, opened up about his time with the north London club and the difficulties he encountered during his stay in the capital.
“(Returning to the North East) was a big factor in my decision,” Yedlin told the Chronicle. “When I first came to London, it was a bit different to what I’d expected.
“I thought moving to a big city would be a very cool thing for me. But Seattle’s [Yedlin’s home town] not the biggest city. It’s more like Newcastle. I think I’m more comfortable here. That was a big factor in my decision.”
Seattle-born Yedlin has made six appearances for Rafa Benitez’ this season scoring one goal and providing two assists.
Benitez’ side sit third in the Championship table with 22 points from 11 games, winning seven, drawing one and losing three.
Yedlin has also made 40 appearances for the United States national team, but is yet to score a goal.
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