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DeAndre Yedlin talks about Tottenham debut, preferred position

Prior to Wednesday's USMNT match versus Mexico, Tottenham Hotspur right back DeAndre Yedlin sat down with FS1 to talk about his most recent debut for the Spurs and the upcoming friendly.

When asked about his experience making his debut, Yedlin said, "It was an unbelievable experience, the reception from the fans was unbelievable. Just to be able to get on the field was great. It's been a long time coming. I know it's a bit longer than people expected, but it's a step in the right direction. I'm happy about that, just looking to build on that."

Alexi Lalas put Yedlin on the spot when he asked the young midfender about his favorite position. For club he's been used exclusively as a right back, but most of his minutes for the USMNT has come as a right midfielder, so naturally Yedlin was a bit diplomatic in his initial answer, "It depends a lot on who you're playing with. If there's a right back behind me that likes to sit a little bit then I think right mid is my best position. But if I'm playing with a right mid that likes to stay wide and doesn't like to come inside and create that space for overlap..."

But then Lalas pressed Yedlin about if he could only play one position, which would it be, "Honestly I think right back is my favorite position. Attacking in that position is very fun."

As of now it's unknown whether Yedlin will continue to play in the midfield for the USMNT or will move to his preferred defensive position, but it's evident that the former Sounder is viewed by Tottenham as a right back, even if he is behind a couple players on the depth chart at the moment.

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