Newcastle fans have quickly taken to DeAndre Yedlin since he signed for us last month and maybe some of that was after he arrived he went into great detail about how he realized what a huge club Newcastle were as he lived close to the quayside and traveled into the City a lot while he was loan at Sunderland.
It also seems that Rafa Benitez is very pleased at what he’s got with DeAndre with his top class attitude, his speed and his absolute determination to do well on Tyneside.
DeAndre Yedlin in action for Newcastle
When you have that combination of things then success is usually attainable.
It seems that DeAndre will be in the starting line-up tomorrow at Aston Villa and Yedlin will replace the suspended Vurnon Anita, who was called up for the provisional Dutch squad earlier in the week.
This is what Yedlin has said about Vurnon to BBC Radio Newcastle – who is in the last year of his five year contract at newcastle:
“He’s been unbelievable.” “He is a guy that I have been absorbing a lot from in training and I want to learn as much as I can from him.”
“He’s also been a big help to me and taken me under his wing as soon as I came in.” “He’s a great guy and I am learning a lot from him position-wise.”
“We are about the same size so winning balls in the air we are pretty similar.” “If I am chosen to play for those games I will obviously give it everything I have.”
“I’ll try to keep attacking and helping the attack and obviously have the defensive shutouts.”
“That’s the most important thing as a defender to get those shutouts so I will do whatever I can.”
That also shows what a great professional Vurnon is and we have to assume Rafa will give him a new contract before next summer.
Yedlin had a good game in the 2-0 win over Wolves on Tuesday night and that was his very first start for the club.