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DeAndre Yedlin ‘Moving to Newcastle has been wonderful’

5 years ago

With that dramatic win over Norwich City still fresh in the mind, DeAndre Yedlin has declared that moving to Newcastle United ‘has been wonderful’.

The club may be new to the USA international but the city isn’t.

Whilst on loan at Sunderland last season, like many of their other players DeAndre Yedlin chose to live on Tyneside rather than Wearside, renting a place on the quayside. The defender having previously said how much they loved the city of Newcastle when coming to visit.

Newcastle fans are also loving the extra dynamic that the former Spurs defender brings to Rafa’s team, his electric pace adding an extra dimension to the team in attack, whilst he also has the legs to get back and defend as well.

Yedlin says that the win over Norwich showed the character of the team and says they have to do the same today at Rotherham, even though they are rock bottom of the Championship.

If Huddersfield lose at Ipswich and Norwich fail to win at Wolves, a Newcastle win would take the Magpies top.

However, at home Rotherham haven’t got too bad a record and have only lost one of their five matches.

With a win over Brentford who are currently fifth and draws against sixth placed Bristol City & Wolves who beat Newcastle two weeks ago, Rotherham will be no pushovers.

DeAndre Yedlin speaking to the Chronicle:

“It (moving to Newcastle) has been wonderful, obviously I’d heard a lot about the team and the club – to come in and work with Rafa has been great.

“All the teammates and staff have been unbelievable so I have nothing negative to say.

“To know that the fans are behind you and you have their support is a good feeling for any player and I’m grateful for that.

“Hopefully they’ll keep supporting us and we will keep winning games.”

The Norwich game was very tough, as it was exciting, it was good that we showed the character to come out on top.

The Rotherham game is one where we’ll still have to be at our best as in this league, anything can happen.

“We have to be prepared and if we do that we should come out with a good result, you can enjoy it (beating Norwich) for a bit but then you realise you have a game in three days after it.

“Then you have to put it behind you and move on, that is just the way the league is.

“You’re happy to win but the next game is always just around the corner.”


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