DeAndre Yedlin has come out with a refreshing display of honesty following Saturday’s 3-0 home defeat to Watford, admitting that it was ‘up there’ with his worst display as a Newcastle United player, but revealing that an ‘angry’ NUFC must stick together to put things right against West Brom tomorrow.
The NUFC full-back has been one of our most improved players over the past 12 months, and has shone in some of his performances in the Premier League this season, however Saturday was an afternoon to forget for the American.
He struggled to contain the brilliant Richarlison down Watford’s left, with each and every one of their goals coming down his side – topped off by the fact Yedlin also put on through his own yet.
It was a bad day at the office for him and so many others, however Yedlin has showed some admirable honesty in an interview following the game, responding with this when asked if it was his worst day as a Newcastle United player:
“It’s probably up there.
“I am 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 are still going to be angry when you lose. It’s the nature of the game.
“We are a team, so we are going to take losses as a team and we will have to move forward from this as a team.
“We are 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.”
Fair play for Yedlin for standing up to this. It was a bad day at the office, but he’s clearly very focused on remaining positive, sticking together and bouncing back in our crucial game against West Brom tomorrow night.
Yedlin was then asked just why he thought we’d hit such a poor run of form, to which he said:
“I don’t really know what it is.
“I just know we need to bounce back on Tuesday.”
“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.”
Like Rafa said yesterday, Yedlin has also outlined the importance for the whole club to stick together in a bid to come through this barren spell; both players and fans.
Saturday was tough to watch, but honest interviews like this from DeAndre are much needed after such an alarming home display.
Let’s hope they can bounce back against the Baggies tomorrow. It’s a huge game, but a massive chance to right the wrongs of Saturday and get us back on track ahead of a long and hard winter to come.