Tyler Adams (RB Leipzig): Aspiration continues to shine

Tyler Adams, the name is quite unknown but has just become the hero to bring RB Leipzig into the semifinals of the UEFA Champions League. Tyler Adams is the young American talent who has overcome his traumatic obsession to score a historic goal against Atletico and is expected to shine again in the upcoming encounter with PSG.

Tyler Adams appeared to bring RB Leipzig to glory
Tyler Adams appeared to bring RB Leipzig to glory

TALENT PLAYER IN RB LEIPZIG – Tyler Adams

Tyler Adams is a New York-born midfielder who is nurturing the American dream in the UEFA Champions League. The 21-year-old netted the decisive goal, bringing in victory for Leipzig in the quarter-final against Atletico. Adams was the third American player to score in the UEFA Champions League knockout stages after DaMarcus Beasley and Jermaine Jones. He will become the first American player to reach the UEFA Champions League final if RB Leipzig surpasses PSG in the semi-finals.

Adams quickly demonstrated talent at Leipzig
Adams quickly demonstrated talent at Leipzig

Tyler Adams joined RB Leipzig in the transfer window last winter. The player born in 1999 quickly found the main kick in the new environment when he had 7 appearances in the starting lineup. Especially in the times, the 19-year-old midfielder was on the field, RB Leipzig never lost any match when they won 4 wins and were held 3 times by the opponent. Although the Bundesliga is one of the top 5 leagues in Europe, the former player, Tyler Adams has shown incredible integration and become a new “amulet” for the host team.

In the 72nd minute of the quarter-final match against Atletico Madrid, coach Julian Nagelsmann brought Tyler Adams on for Konrad Laimer in the hope of settling the match right in time. This is the second time in the career of a player born in 1999 to breathe the UEFA Champions League atmosphere. Before that, he also had only 34 minutes in this arena.

However, Tyler Adams did not disappoint Nagelsmann. His assertive kick in the 88th minute netted the decisive 2-1 win for RB Leipzig over Atletico, while also helping the German side put their name in the semi-finals. With Adams alone, he went down in history when he became the first American player to score in the quarter-finals of the UEFA Champions League.

PRACTICE TO BECOME TALENTED

To achieve that historic goal, Tyler Adams had to go through a difficult time. “I have come through a tough road. Because when you go to a club, you immediately want to create a good relationship with the coach. But I was seriously injured and had to take the first six months off when Nagelsmann first arrived at RB Leipzig. He doesn’t know what I’m capable of and what I can contribute to the team.”

Adams (right) celebrated his goal against Atletico on August 14
Adams (right) celebrated his goal against Atletico on August 14

At the same time, many of his teammates have proven their abilities with the new coach. So things are not easy for me,” said Tyler Adams about his groin injury in the summer of 2019, the injury that caused him to quit the first half of the 2019/20 season when Nagelsmann became the new coach of RB Leipzig.

“But then, Nagelsmann instilled confidence in me. I talked to him about tactics. Nagelsmann asked me to always be ready because, in games like this, no one can play well for 90 minutes. He knows my energy can make a difference. It was great to score that goal but I also want to play in every match of RB Leipzig”, Tyler Adams expressed his desire. Adams will most likely only sit on the bench against PSG. But he will be the card in Nagelsmann’s sleeve, ready to enter the field to shine if necessary.