24-year-old DeAndre Yedlin does not mess around and doesn’t look for excuses when he has a poor game.
He had a very poor game on Saturday at home to Watford when we were surprisingly taken apart 3-0 by a much better side, and it was possibly DeAndre’s worst game ever in a Newcastle shirt.
Rafa will likely make some changes for tomorrow night’s game at the Hawthorns, so we’ll wait and see if the 49 times capped American International keeps his place.
DeAndre Yedlin – in action on Saturday against Watford
The former Seattle Sounder was asked if he thought this was his worst game for Newcastle and this is how he answered that question as reported in the Shields Gazette:
“It’s probably up there.”
“We’re just trying to stay positive,” “It’s very hard to after a performance like that, but it’s what you have to do.”
“We are going to have drops like this, so you have to try to stay positive and bounce back.”
“We have a game on Tuesday, so in that sense we can try to move on quickly.”
“I don’t really know what it is. I just know we need to bounce back on Tuesday.”
“I’m not going to walk out of here with a smile on my face,”
“As a player, if you win 10 in a row and you lose one, or you lose 10 in a row, you’re still going to be angry when you lose.”
“It’s the nature of the game. “We’re a team, so we’re going to take losses as a team and we’ll have to move forward from this as a team.”
“We have to stay together, not just as a team but as a club, the fans as well. “That’s what this whole club is built on.”
“We have to make sure we stick together during this rough patch and come through it.”
We are still short of full-backs but Chancel Mbemba can play in either full-back position, and he’s more experienced than the American.
Jesus Gamez was also in the squad for Saturday’s game and could come in tomorrow night.
But sometimes after a terrible game, Rafa keeps the player in the side so he can learn from his previous mistakes and hopefully play much better.
Paul Dummett is coming back from injury but will not make it tomorrow night; the local lad should be back soon.
We are hoping Mikel Merino will get a start at the Hawthorns.