“If you get taken out after 20 minutes it’s a big blow to you. From that point I lost confidence a little bit. It’s embarrassing, kind of humiliating a little bit, and for the next
three weeks it was a period of feeling sorry for myself, that sort of thing, pouting about it. That’s when I said ‘Alright, you’ve got to do something about it. Nobody’s going
to help you improve except yourself. If you don’t want it then nobody’s going to want it for you.'"
-- DeAndre Yedlin
on the turning point to his season at Sunderland,
after he was pulled from a game against Watford. He got his chance two months later when right back Billy Jones
was injured and kept the starting job after that. (Goal.com