Tyler Adams isn't the quickest player in terms of acceleration. But he is pretty quick over longer distances because of his long strides, and this is usually helpful for his teams on the counter-attack.
He isn't known for close control dribbling like other players but Adams has a decent enough dribbling ability to get out of tricky situations. He often uses his dribbling to drive forward with the ball directly after winning it.
This is something Adams needs to improve on because right now he's a brilliant defensive minded midfielder but he doesn't really offer much creativity in the final 3rd of the pitch.
Overall his passing is pretty solid for a defensive type of midfielder. He prefers faster build up rather than slow build up, and he's excellent at switching the play by playing long diagonal balls.
He's a pretty strong player that doesn't tend to lose the ball that easily. He often uses his strength to win back possession for his team.
His aerial play is definitely one of the strongest aspects of his game. He's currently averaging approximately 2 aerial duels won per game since joining RB Leipzig in January.
Although he's not really a creative midfielder, Adams does have pretty solid vision. He knows when to open the field by switching play with his accurate long diagonal balls. He also is great at reading the space when making quick passes on the counter.
His understanding of space and reading of the game makes him anticipate many of the opponent's attacks. He often makes interceptions and tackles to break up play and win back possession for his team. He knows when and where to be in order to win the ball back.
Tyler Adams can be a bit aggressive at times but that's just because he plays for a high pressing team and tends to do a lot of the defensive dirty work. He averages around 1.3 fouls per game so far in the Bundesliga.
His shooting ability isn't the greatest but he's not meant to score many goals from his position. In his professional career so far he's only ever scored 4 goals.
He understands and reads the game so well. Because of that, he's able to anticipate the opponent's attacks and intercept a lot of them before they happen. He's tremendous on the defensive end, averaging 1.7 tackles won per game and 7.3 duels won per game.
Adams has great stamina since he's a box-to-box midfielder that covers a lot of ground. He usually plays the 90 minutes. His durability is also quite good since he's only ever suffered 1 injury in his career so far which only kept him out for 2 games.
Defensive positioning, Aerial duels, Tackling, and Interceptions
Holding on to the ball, finishing/shooting, and creativity in the final 3rd.
Tyler Adams is a promising defensive minded midfielder. He's great at recovering the ball for his team and quickly releasing it forward for his teammates. He does need to improve holding on to the ball and his creativity in the final 3rd. As he ventures forward he would much rather be on the receiving end of a pass rather than the one making the pass. However, he's still a very young player and has plenty of time to improve on these aspects of his game.
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