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'Every time': Tottenham defender Matt Doherty blown away by £20m player every time he watches Leeds United
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'Every time': Tottenham defender Matt Doherty blown away by £20m player every time he watches Leeds United

Tottenham Hotspur defender Matt Doherty has told the club’s official website that he’s blown away by Tyler Adams every time he watches Leeds United

Adams has made a big impact at Elland Road ever since he made the £20 million switch from Red Bull Leipzig over the summer (Sky Sports). 

The American midfielder has put in some impressive displays, particularly against Chelsea and at Anfield. 

And the 23-year-old has earned an admirer in Doherty after his display against Spurs nine days ago. 

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Doherty blown away by Adams 

Adams was sent-off in Leeds’ 4-3 loss in north London two weekends ago after picking up two yellow cards. 

Leeds put in a spirited display and led on three occasions, but Spurs scored two goals in the final 10 minutes of the game to take all three points. 

Yet, Doherty has told Tottenham’s official website that he has been really impressed with Adams and named him as his ‘player to watch’ at the World Cup. 

“Obviously, Spurs players aside, I would say Tyler Adams, USA,” he said. 

“I’ve been quite impressed with him since he came into the Premier League at Leeds. 

“I thought he played well against us last time out, okay, he got sent off at the end, but every time I’ve watched him play for Leeds he’s looked energetic, competitive, good quality on the ball – a player who has stood out for me.”

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Adams seems to have adjusted to Premier League football with ease and has benefited massively from Jesse Marsch’s high-energy style of play. 

The talented midfielder was also named as USA’s captain yesterday for their campaign in Qatar. 

Adams will face-off against England on Friday and he will be hoping to announce himself on the world’s biggest stage after an impressive start to his Elland Road career.

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