Tony Dorigo has written in his Yorkshire Evening Post column that Tyler Adams is a “leader” and his “attitude” is an example to the rest of his Leeds United teammates – after his stunning display in Saturday’s win over Liverpool.
Adams, 23, was absent from the 3-2 defeat to Fulham and it showed. Leeds were lacking that bite in midfield the weekend prior, despite a decent display from Sam Greenwood. He is too similar to Spanish maestro Marc Roca.
If Roca is to play, and he should, then Leeds need a combative, tough-tackling player alongside him. Adams is that man and the next-best available player Leeds have to Adams, is Adam Forshaw. Adams was back, at Anfield.
A stunning display. He was everywhere. His lung-busting stamina was on full show as he looked to keep the likes of Thiago, Harvey Elliott and Curtis Jones quiet. Adams did just that and Dorigo was full of praise for the £20m star.
“Having Tyler Adams back in that midfield area was key. He’s got characteristics that we really need. A leader who can set the tempo, showed he was there for the win. He wasn’t overawed. That attitude spread through everyone.”
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Dorigo: Adams attitude an example to rest of Leeds teammates
Following the win, many Leeds fans took to social media and suggested that the United States midfielder is a future captain of our side. It is easy to see why. He embodies everything Leeds fans love in a player; hard work, being one.
His ability on the ball is not as good as the likes of Roca, or Brenden Aaronson. But he runs all day, and his strength, tackling and ability to read the game and make interceptions is something Leeds needed when Kalvin Phillips left.
He is the perfect Leeds player and without doubt, a future Leeds captain. As long as Leeds can keep hold of him in the next few years, you would expect he could be in line to take the armband off of Liam Cooper.