DeAndre Yedlin made his first start for Newcastle last night and his third appearance overall since joining us from Tottenham last month for £5M and he really seems to have enjoyed the game.
Yedlin was paired with Matt Ritchie so we had two hard-working players on the right hand side of the field last night and they played well together.
DeAndre Yedlin challenges Wolves’ Joe Mason last night
This is what the 23 year-old 40 times capped US International said after the game:
“It was great, it was really good to play with the team and in front of the fans.” “It was good to get the win and move on in the cup.”
“It’s outstanding support.” “It was a great atmosphere and they kept pushing us on.” “It was good to get 90 minutes in and get my legs moving.”
“I think we dominated the game, we could have controlled parts a bit better but we’re happy with the result.”
“It was good to know I can play 90 minutes and get it into my head.” “I can get fitter but to get those 90 minutes in was good for my confidence.”
“Playing with Matt Ritchie on my side was a big help.” “He controls the game so well.” “He’s a guy that when you’re in trouble you can get the ball to him and he’ll find a way out.”
“He’s a great guy to play with and he scored a quality goal.”
With Vurnon Anita suspended for another two games and Jesus Gamez struggling with a calf injury it’s likely that DeAndre will keep his place for the tough game at Villa Park on Saturday.
That’s a game we have to win.