By George Overhill

30th Nov, 2022 | 1:22pm

Andrea Radrizzani in 'very intense' reaction to Tuesday events for Tyler Adams and Brenden Aaronson

Andrea Radrizzani posted his reaction after watching Leeds United pair Tyler Adams and Brenden Aaronson qualify for the next round in Qatar.

The Whites owner was in the stands on Tuesday night (29 November) as the two Americans played in the 1-0 win over Iran to follow England into the knockout rounds.

The USMNT’s first victory at the World Cup was hard-fought, seeing Aaronson’s most extensive involvement in the tournament as a half time substitute for goalscorer Christian Pulisic, and Razdrizzani expressed his satisfaction for both on social media afterwards.

Posting on his personal Twitter account on Tuesday night with photos from the stands the Whites owner said: “Very intense game. Glad for Tyler and Brenden”.

Elland Road representation

The game was played out against a backdrop of recrimination surrounding the two sides, which Adams was put in the centre of in the pre-match press conference.

So the atmosphere was pretty intense for the match itself, with survival on the line, but the prominent Whites pair live to fight another day in Qatar and the owner was clearly impressed.

The longer the US side stays in the competition the more it is going generate attention for the two summer signings, especially Adams as captain.

So for all Radrizzani and coach Jesse Marsch are backing their players to do well in the tournament they will hope that it doesn’t give other teams too many ideas for January.

Unless somebody is ready to come along and drop a huge fee on the table for either then Marsch won’t want to lose their services as both have been key for him so far this season.

Adams’ performances in pressure situations on and off the pitch in Qatar have proven him to be the right man to help his club side in similar circumstances, as the potential to be dragged into another relegation battle continues to linger.

In other Leeds United news, a potential formation change from Marsch could be on the cards after what he’s seen at the World Cup says Phil Hay.