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American starlet on what it means playing for Leipzig

STUTTGART, GERMANY - FEBRUARY 16: Tyler Adams of RB Leipzig plays the ball during the Bundesliga match between VfB Stuttgart and RB Leipzig at Mercedes-Benz Arena on February 16, 2019 in Stuttgart, Germany. (Photo by Christian Kaspar-Bartke/Bongarts/Getty Images)
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For Tyler Adams, playing for the German Bundesliga club is such a dream and he’s becoming indispensable for RB Leipzig.

20-year-old Tyler Adams started his professional career with New York Red Bulls in 2015, he quickly moved to the first squad the next year.

In 2019 he was transferred to RB Leipzig in the German Bundesliga.

And so far so good, he has only appeared four times for the German club, but he has been learning what he believes will make him a great player in the future.

“For me, it has been kind of seamless. I kind of give credit to the organization and the people in this club for how much they’ve helped me,” he said to the Bundesliga website about how he feels at his new home.

“Whether it is getting settled with an apartment, all the guys, going out to eat with them and doing little things that make the adjustment period so much easier.”

“Once you get things settled off the field, it makes things on the field so much easier, because then you can just be yourself, play your game and have confidence,” he explained.

“[Jesse Marsch] has helped me incredibly, having a coach here, when you make the next step to a league like the Bundesliga, who made the decision to sign you when you were 15 years old is definitely nice.”

“His family, you know obviously we go way back, and it is nice to have kind of a coach and a role model figure here with me now,” he explained.

“He’s got the language understood now and he’s helping me with that kind of thing, he has been and coached in some of the big games. It’s nice to see him develop and want to take that next step and I’m obviously here for the ride as well.”

“Of course, as an American, when Jermaine Jones was in the Bundesliga, that was the first glimpse that you get of the league,” he recalled.

“For me, when Christian [Pulisic] really made the move here and he started to break into the Dortmund team, I really started following right away and seeing what they were doing.”

“It was actually the year after that, I want to say, RB Leipzig got promoted to the first league, I started watching them from the first day they were there,” he added.

“It was Naby Keita and the breakout year this club had, scoring goals for fun, their style of play. It was just so exciting to watch and I think it was at that point when they got promoted to the first division that I said to myself, ‘Why can’t I make that jump to Leipzig?’.”