Tottenham Hotspur defender De Andre Yedlin has revealed how Kyle Walker continues to help him adapt to life in England since his January move from Seattle Sounders.

Yedlin's move to North London was brought forward by six months as the United States international moved to White Hart Lane in the mid-season window, however he is yet to play for his new club.

The 21-year-old has made three international appearances for the USA since moving to Tottenham but the player admits valuable bedding-in time in England has led to his slow start for his new club.

"The last three or four months has been about settling in and getting used to the guys, the style of play, getting used to driving on the correct side of the road."

On the role that Walker, currently Tottenham's first choice right-back, has played in helping him adapt to life with the Premier League, Yedlin added: "I think Kyle and I are similar players — a lot of people say that.

"I pay attention to a lot of what he does, not only on the field but off it, too. What time he gets in to training, what time he leaves, what kind of stuff he eats, how long he is in the gym and what his training habits are.

"He's been my closest friend at the club. He's been excellent and I'm fortunate to be able to work with him."

Tottenham manager Maurico Pochettino has indicated that Yedlin will not play for the club before the end of the season with the club locked in a battle for one of the remaining Champions League qualification spots.

"DeAndre only recently arrived in London and, like all young players, he needs to go through a period of adaptation as he gets to know new methods and a new culture," he told

"We have to be cautious and calm and give him the time he needs to acclimatise on and off the field. Then he will be able to show his qualities. But it's clear that if he's here, it's because we are expecting a lot from him."