He as had an eventful start to the season but DeAndre Yedlin is irrepressible.

One of Newcastle’s better performers at Southampton, he and the rest of the defensive line at least ensured Rafa’s team came home with something.

Quite bizarre though when after 10 games into the season, your only points have come via goalless draws.

Newcastle have found a way not to lose or concede goals against relegation rivals, now they just have to find a way to score goals at the other end.

Not surprisingly, DeAndre Yedlin sees negativity as being for losers, he comes across as somebody who is always looking for the positives.

After Southampton he declares ‘Nobody has ever got out of a tough situation by being negative. We have got to stay positive and keep the fans behind us.’

The ridiculous number of international breaks has hardly helped the likes of Yedlin and he has drawn criticism for recent performances for the USA, as they have played some tough opposition, last five games they have faced France, Brazil, Peru, Mexico and Colombia.

That continues in November but at least the travel won’t be so onerous for the Newcastle defender, as they are based in Europe this time with games against England and Italy.

Hopefully DeAndre Yedlin will be approaching the international break with maximum positivity after consecutive home wins over Watford and Bournemouth.

DeAndre Yedlin:

“We have been in a bad situation before and we know what we need to do to get out of it.

“We have got the characteristics to get out of it and we will try to put those into place, do what we need to do to get out of this hole.”

“We have been quite close on multiple occasions and it is just a matter of keeping the faith, keeping believing.

“We just have to keep working on our game, that’s all we can do. Stay positive.

“Nobody has ever got out of a tough situation by being negative.

“We have got to stay positive and keep the fans behind us.

“Luckily, they have been loyal to us and stayed behind us even in these tough times, we have to give praise to them for that as well.”

“We are definitely defensively sound – there were times (on Saturday) when we were under a lot of pressure and it can get like that away from home sometimes, but I thought we had a great attitude defensively and put in the graft that we needed to keep a clean sheet.

“I thought the attitude was good from the team and the most important thing was that we got a clean sheet, dug in and did what we needed to do to defend.

“We got a point away from home, which could be vital.

“The clean sheet gives us something to build on and I think we can draw confidence from the game and take positives from it – (but) also recognise what we need to work on and use it for the next game.”



  • Paul Patterson

    Yeah, but reality is for realists . .

  • Leazes.

    I have no problem with ‘positivity’ and ‘negativity’ phrases in its role of sports sciences, and its natural that those psychological guidances should crop up when interviewing sportsmen….

    ….the problem is when journalists use something like ‘positivity’ to spin a story, when its used to big up players who aren’t worthy of the shirt…. it then becomes a problem.

    It isn’t the job of a journalist to seek a one sided analysis, and the phrases are quite a modern phenomenon. It allows poor journalists an excuse to flatter and deceive and bend stories and conceal others.

    There is a place for positivity…. and that is in the mind of the sportsman!

  • 45709

    I assume when he says “defensively sound” and then goes on about Southampton game that he means just that game. Cause if he means overall/generally then I’m gonna have to disagree

    • Paul Patterson

      We ARE defensively sound. It’s difficult to not concede when there is nothing sticking up front.
      Sometimes problems in defence, don’t originate in defence . .

      • 45709

        Sorry I was being facetious cause we’ve not won a game

  • Leicester Mag

    Im positive we are beef hooked