It may have come as a surprising bit of news just before kick-off against Bayer 04 Leverkusen! The news of Tyler Adams' premature contract extension until 2025 was broken by the stadium announcer in the Red Bull Arena. Why did our midfield dynamo commit to Leipzig long term and when will he be back with the first team? We found that out in an exclusive interview with the USA international.
Hi Tyler, congratulations on extending your contract. Why did you choose to sign? What makes RBL such an attractive prospect for you?
Adams: "I've been with RB Leipzig for more than a year now, and it's become my home. The club is really family-oriented, and I feel good here. It's the perfect place to develop as a player and grow as a person."
Muscle strain has kept you out recently. When do you think we'll be seeing you on the pitch again?
Adams: "Suffering another injury setback was a bit frustrating. I'm happy that it's only been a couple of weeks and am excited to be back training with the team. I'm fit and ready to play!"
Come on; what are your goals for the season?
Adams:"As a player and a sportsman of course you want to lift a trophy at the end of the season. It's no secret that we want to win the league and get as far as possible in the Champions League. We need to take it game by game and pick up points. We'll fight to be in top spot in the Bundesliga right up to the end."