Tyler Adams has told Thursday’s press conference in Qatar that he is happy with his start to life at Leeds United – confident that he has “hit the ground running”. The midfielder has already endeared himself to the Leeds support.

The 23-year-old midfielder has certainly hit the ground running at Leeds. He has clocked up every single minute possible – injured for the 2-0 loss to Leicester, and being sent off in the final moments of the 4-3 loss to Tottenham.

Leeds fans had reason to be concerned when Kalvin Phillips left for Manchester City. But the mixture of Roca’s ability to transition and pass forward – and Adams being a combative workaholic in the middle is arguably a level up.

Adams spoke to the media on Thursday ahead of USA’s World Cup opener against Wales. He was asked about his start to life at Elland Road, and gave a verdict on his form. Adams is of the belief he has hit the ground running.

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“As soon as I got there, I hit the ground running just from a confidence perspective. The style of play is very fitting to the way I want to play football. It’s helped me develop a lot,” Adams said, as per US Soccer’s official YouTube.

“Playing 90 minutes week in, week out, there’s a lot to do. You can make mistakes but learn from them. You have confidence in your own ability, you’re able to find your form. It’s an exciting time playing for Leeds.”

Adams happy with start to life at Leeds, ‘hit the ground running’

There is no doubt, he has hit the ground running. We at LUN believe he has been our best player, other than Rodrigo since joining the club – given the Spain international has scored nine goals in his 13 Premier League appearances.

But Adams is a close second, if not on level pegging. The system Jesse Marsch wants Leeds to play means the Whites are open but having Adams as that defensive screen in front of the back four, gives us an added life.

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