Klinsmann Cool About Big Improvement In DeAndre Yedlin


We remember during the World Cup in Brazil a couple of years ago when US head coach Jurgen Klinsmann introduced a 21 year-old Settle native DeAndre Yedlin at right back.

It was Yedlin’s debut for the US and he proceeded to bomb down the right wing and looked full of potential in that World Cup and he was snapped up by Tottenham after the tournament.

deandre yedlin

DeAndre Yedlin – US full back

Yedlin – much like Daryl Janmaat who he will replace at Newcastle – was very good at the attacking side of right back – but not so good at defending.

That changed this year when Yedlin was on loan at Sunderland but big Sam Allardyce hadn’t used him much because Sam likes it tight at the back and Yedlin was a poor defender.

But Sam brought Yedlin back into the side in February and the 23 year-old American stayed in the team and helped save Sunderland from relegation.

Yedlin also learned an awful lot under the new England manager about what defending is all about.

So Newcastle snapping up the youngster with great potential was an excellent move by Rafa Benitez, who can now follow on from Allardyce and make DeAndre inot an even better player at Newcastle.

That’s the hope in any case.

Jurgen Klinsmann has been pleased with Yedlin’s development and improvement over the last two years in which the 23 year-old former Seattle Sounders player has picked up 39 caps for the US National side.

This is what the former great German striker has said recently about the 23 year-old defender, who played extremely well for the US in last summer’s Copa America when the US were beaten 4-0 by Argentina in the semi-finals:

“It’s pretty cool to see DeAndre’s path over the last two years, especially since he broke through at the World Cup in Brazil,”

“He’s becoming more mature, he’s become even stronger, more confident, and also on the tactical side of the game he’s learned a lot.”

“He now knows how to read the game better, especially behind him when he’s going forward.”  “He reads forwards better in one-on-one situations, so his learning curve his huge.”

“Hopefully he continues that path and has a good solution after his Copa America.”

We’re sure Klinsmann will be happy enough that DeAndre will now be coached by the great Rafa Benitez, who will hopefully improve his defensive play even more – and could even use him as a right winger when needed.

Yedlin is a young lad who is keen to improve his game and we should hear from him when he gets introduced as a Newcastle player – maybe even later today.

He is a top young professional, down to earth, sensible and very ambitious and extremely keen to improve as a footballer.

He must be delighted to be joining Newcastle and Rafa Benitez and who knows how good this lad can become over the next couple of years.

But the US and Newcastle United could both benefit greatly.

Comments welcome.



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111 comments so far

  • Tsunki

    Aug 24, 2016 at 10:36 AM

    Comment #1

    A bit of Jibbery-Pokery for you 🙂

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Concussions_in_American_football

    That American football of course, but that’s probably the concern. Given the Jeff Astle case a few years back I think the powers that be are recognising that concussion, along with the repetitive blows from heading the ball, the odd elbow etc, might be a ticking time bomb.

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  • Tsunki

    Aug 24, 2016 at 10:37 AM

    Comment #2

    Didn’t perez have his boots changed in the game? Unless the curse of Pardews Phantom Lawnmower has returned for it’s revenge?

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  • Mr Funk

    Aug 24, 2016 at 10:45 AM

    Comment #3

    Here are my suggestions for possible transfers:

    Lazaar – £2.5m – LB/LM

    Judge – £2.5m – LM/AMC

    Ziyech – £13m – AMC

    Crouch – £3m – ST

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  • lesh

    Aug 24, 2016 at 10:48 AM

    Comment #4

    Help, please…

    My laptop’s a windows 10 machine and uses IE 11. I’ve had Adblock on it for a while and after the most recent Windrows update, ads have started to pop up again.

    Does anyone know of a free, safe ad blocker that might kill these ads?

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

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  • Ron Knee

    Aug 24, 2016 at 10:54 AM

    Comment #5

    lesh

    I had the same problem. Firebug recommended uBlock Origin, which I’ve been using for a while. So far so good!

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  • lesh

    Aug 24, 2016 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #6

    Ron

    As far as you know, does Ublock Origin work with IE 11?

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  • giimps

    Aug 24, 2016 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #7

    Lesh,
    Can’t you just reinstall the adblocker to reinstate the permissions ?
    You may need to uninstall it first.

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  • funlovingexpress

    Aug 24, 2016 at 10:57 AM

    Comment #8

    Tsunki its a lot of fuss over nowt as far as I am concerned.

    Did you ever head one of the old casers in snow? If your timing was out you would feel dizzy.

    Even way way back at school level, Every time my school team played someone would be knocked out or bang their heads.

    That was at school, it happens every week to thousands of schoolkids.

    Non league is even worse and so is the third and second divisions.

    Trust me, its a lot more dangerous to work down the pit

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  • Ron Knee

    Aug 24, 2016 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #9

    Sorry, lesh. No idea!

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  • The overrated Frenchman

    Aug 24, 2016 at 10:58 AM

    Comment #10

    So we release Janmaat for a paltry £7.5mill (given his CV) and sign this nobody for £5mill? Have I missed something? Is he with Mondial? Rafa seems to have bought into the “profit outweighs all” model of Ashley and Charnley with great enthusiasm. Must be getting a decent wedge out of it.

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  • Jib

    Aug 24, 2016 at 11:01 AM

    Comment #11

    It’s looking like the Spurs blogger who said it was Yedlin and Nabil Bentaleb plus cash for Moussa Sissoko was on the money.

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  • lesh

    Aug 24, 2016 at 11:02 AM

    Comment #12

    Ron

    Thanks for the tip – I’ll have a look at it.

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  • lesh

    Aug 24, 2016 at 11:03 AM

    Comment #13

    Jib

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  • lesh

    Aug 24, 2016 at 11:05 AM

    Comment #14

    Jib

    How’d you work that out?

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  • lesh

    Aug 24, 2016 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #15

    Giimps

    I reinstalled Adblock and ads are popping up. You mentioned permissions – help me understand ‘permissions’, please

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Aug 24, 2016 at 11:09 AM

    Comment #16

    Just been catching up on the posts of the half dozen or so who were at the game. They have better words to say about it than I do.

    The first half was dreadful. The League 2 side dominated easily. It was the goal just before half time that knocked their wick in.

    The only players to come out with credit for me were Lascelles, Hanley, Anita and Gayle.

    Diame strolls around, popping into the game now and then, poor first touch, little impetus, occassional piece of good skill which appears to be enough to impress some people.

    Shelvey drops back to take the ball off the toes of the CBs. Presumably, that’s because he’s not under any pressure there. He can sweep an easy ball to the full back because there’s no way our CBs can do that.

    Aarons cannot beat his man. A winger that can’t beat his man is a waste of a shirt. At least when he’s out injured he’s not taking a shirt.

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  • Jib

    Aug 24, 2016 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #17

    TOF
    Rafa would appear to have achieved slightly over the odds for Janmaat

    http://www.transfermarkt.co.uk/schnellsuche/ergebnis/schnellsuche?query=daryl+janmaat&x=8&y=13

    He would appear to be joining a not very happy band of brothers.
    Headline
    Watford manager Walter Mazzari slammed the complacent attitude of his players after their exit from the EFL cup.

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  • Blackley and Brownlie

    Aug 24, 2016 at 11:12 AM

    Comment #18

    The bully Mitro was once again easily bullied and knocked about. The more weight he loses, the more that will happen.

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  • magscar

    Aug 24, 2016 at 11:14 AM

    Comment #19

    Lesh

    Could try using Firefox instead of IE as Ublock works fine with that

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  • The overrated Frenchman

    Aug 24, 2016 at 11:18 AM

    Comment #21

    jib@17 – allow me to get a bit hypothetical. If you took every decent manager in Europe and asked him if he’d rather have Janmaat for £7.5 mill or this Yedlin bloke for £5.0 mill what do you reckon the result would be?

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  • WWSBRD

    Aug 24, 2016 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #22

    Its amazing how long it takes for a team to ‘prepare’ to bid for a player. Spurs et al who are ‘preparing’ their bids for Sissoko must be raiding their piggy banks….odd they’d need to considering the riches these teams have

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  • The overrated Frenchman

    Aug 24, 2016 at 11:24 AM

    Comment #23

    Blackley @18 – Didn’t see the game so maybe I shouldn’t comment at this point, but I think your opinion of Mitrovic in general is a crock mate. One of the few worthwhile players in this squad which is mostly rubbish.

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  • WWSBRD

    Aug 24, 2016 at 11:24 AM

    Comment #24

    7.5 mill for Janamtt is very disappointing imo

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  • Jib

    Aug 24, 2016 at 11:25 AM

    Comment #25

    TOF
    We have a decent (with the cups to prove it) European manager – and he prefers Yedlin

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  • Lee Charnley Bunga Party

    Aug 24, 2016 at 11:26 AM

    Comment #26

    Yedlin and Janmaat are similar players very similar in that they both are better at attacking than defending!

    Janmaat is possibly a little better in terms of experience as he is 4 years older but Yedlin is RAPID! He wont be getting skinned by pacy wingers as he will most likely be faster or just as fast !

    His end product is similar to Janmaat as well him and Richie will link up well I feel

    The left hand side is more of a worry especially against Brighton this weekend!

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  • WWSBRD

    Aug 24, 2016 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #27

    Jib
    No proof he prefers Yedlin as we dont know the reasons he will willing to let Janmatt go

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  • Budge123

    Aug 24, 2016 at 11:27 AM

    Comment #28

    This blog does amuse me.
    Jammat is dog water bad according to most and now it seems 7.5m is too little for him?

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  • Jib

    Aug 24, 2016 at 11:28 AM

    Comment #29

    Very noticeable that Mrs Blackhouse doesn’t mention the kid with a brace of goals.
    You can just see him at SJP screaming at Perez what a crock he is then looking a total tool in front of his mates after 90 minutes.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Aug 24, 2016 at 11:30 AM

    Comment #30

    ToF,
    Let’s get hypothetical, if said player had approached every top manager in Europe and said he really doesn’t want to be here anymore and said player was a sulky wall punching tw@t who had himself deliberately sent off in games against Leicester and Swansea when we really needed him, then maybe said top European managers would say to him good riddance cheese face.

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  • Tsunki

    Aug 24, 2016 at 11:31 AM

    Comment #31

    Brackley it was apparent Diame was a yard off pace and slowly began to take charge of the ball after being knocked about for a half. But the skills seemed to be there if slowly emerging. You could tell he is better than he looks atm. The reason the goal knocked their stuffing out was because they had only a couple of shots on goal all game and quite a few skewed and skyed ones, once ours went in it was game over they had nothing, nor should a side bottom of league two.

    I wouldn’t give anyone glowing praise for last night but it was a good run out for a cobbled team, a bruising ordeal for some admittedly.

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Aug 24, 2016 at 11:32 AM

    Comment #32

    Krul off to Ajax then, interesting.

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  • martoon

    Aug 24, 2016 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #33

    I didn’t see the game either but considering Mitrovic hasn’t played a serious game since the Spurs game it seems a bit harsh to be criticise him for not being on his game. He is bound to be ‘ring rusty’ – personally I think he is exactly what we need for games in the Championship.

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  • PUMMELLER

    Aug 24, 2016 at 11:34 AM

    Comment #34

    Why is Janmatt worth more than 7.5m??
    He is a sh1te defender and has no end product going forward.
    He also has a terrible attitude.
    He impressed me for about 10 games when he joined.
    When our backs were to the wall he was up there with Sissoko for worst player.
    Good riddance in my opinion

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  • Jail for Ashley

    Aug 24, 2016 at 11:36 AM

    Comment #35

    martoon,
    I think we have missed him, hopefully he can curb his lunacy.

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  • lesh

    Aug 24, 2016 at 11:37 AM

    Comment #36

    Cheers Magscar. I might just use Firefox.

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  • PUMMELLER

    Aug 24, 2016 at 11:38 AM

    Comment #37

    Some of you guys cannot watch our games if you think Janmatt is worth keeping, he has no heart and doesn’t want to be here. Anita is a better right back, solely because the guy works hard and has the right attitude. Not sure if Yedlin is the answer to be honest but he is young, hungry and wanting to play.

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  • WWSBRD

    Aug 24, 2016 at 11:45 AM

    Comment #38

    PUMM
    I watch our games and I disagree

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  • bettyswallocks

    Aug 24, 2016 at 11:46 AM

    Comment #39

    TOF @10…………. What a complete load of bollox. Another Cynical conspiracy theory to add to your others showing what a complete tit you are.

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  • The overrated Frenchman

    Aug 24, 2016 at 11:47 AM

    Comment #40

    Jib@25 and elsewhere and others. Obviously the club (and their employee Benitez) prefer Yedlin, for reasons which may not all be clearly apparent and/or purely football related. I simply state that Janmaat on the face of it is underpriced given what we appear to have paid for an inferior (by record) replacement, and it continues what I perceive to be poor management of our squad by anything other than financial parameters during this window.

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