Tyler Adams sat in front of the media on Thursday in a USA press conference ahead of the World Cup, which begins on Sunday – and he shared what shocked him about Leeds United following his £20m move from RB Leipzig.

The 23-year-old midfielder has made an excellent start to life at Leeds. Endearing himself to the Elland Road faithful with his hard-working, aggressive, enigmatic midfield displays, he is one of the first names on the team sheet.

Indeed, Adams has started and finished every Premier League match he has been available for – apart from one game in which he was missing, and then of course last time out, being sent off on 87 minutes against Tottenham.

Leeds have been up and down in the Premier League so far, beating Liverpool and Chelsea but sitting in 15th place with seven losses from 14 League games. Adams though, was stunned by the size of the club, and the club’s fans.

“When Leeds came calling, I knew a lot about the club through the documentary, and the history of the club. I didn’t completely understand the gratitude of how big the club is. The fans, the culture is a completely different level.”

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Adams shares what shocked him about Leeds following move

Adams has been sensational for Leeds. Arguably, other than Rodrigo given his nine goals and five his last four, our best player this season. Not only is he crucial to the Leeds system, but he is pivotal in that Leeds fans adore him.

He will be a big feather in Jesse Marsch’s cap, and the American gaffer’s tenure. To land a player, that is clearly his signing given he has managed Adams on two occasions, for such a low fee – is a massive positive in Marsch’s spell.

Can Adams guide USA into the knockout stages of the World Cup? They have a really good chance. England will obviously be favourites to win the group, but second place is up for grabs and Adams can help USA get there.

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