"Let's celebrate with the boss!" Justin Kluivert (c.) cannot speak highly enough of RB Leipzig coach Julian Nagelsmann and teammate Tyler Adams (l.). - © imago
"Let's celebrate with the boss!" Justin Kluivert (c.) cannot speak highly enough of RB Leipzig coach Julian Nagelsmann and teammate Tyler Adams (l.). - © imago
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RB Leipzig's Justin Kluivert on the Bundesliga, Julian Nagelsmann and Tyler Adams

Justin Kluivert says he has loved every minute of his time in the Bundesliga with RB Leipzig, particularly playing under Julian Nagelsmann and alongside Tyler Adams.

The Roma loanee, who is a product of the Ajax youth academy, has made 24 appearances in all competitions in 2020/21 for Die Roten Bullen, registering two goals and one assist.

It remains to be seen whether he is still at Leipzig next season, but the Netherlands U21 international would certainly relish the opportunity.

"I really like it here," Kluivert told ¡Qué Golazo!. "The Bundesliga really suits me. It's somewhere in between Serie A and the Netherlands. In Italy, it's more defensive. In Holland, it's more attacking.

"The game goes very fast to the front and to the back. I like that also. There's more space here than Serie A, and that's good for attacking players."

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Despite being handed just six Bundesliga starts - not helped by calf and ankle problems - Kluivert only has positive things to say about soon-to-be Bayern Munich coach Nagelsmann.

"He's a trainer with a lot of ambition," he explained. "For a trainer, he's very young and to work with someone with so much creativity and so much passion is nice.

"I'm young so it's always good to have a younger coach, he understands the youth, I think, in my opinion, a little bit more."

Kluivert (l.) would never have guessed he's only 12 years younger than Nagelsmann (r.). - imago

Adams has also felt the full benefit of the Nagelsmann effect. The US international, who joined Leipzig from New York Red Bulls in January 2019, has only missed five league games so far this season - his second full campaign in Germany.

His experience and hand of friendship have proved invaluable to Kluivert's integration.

"I love playing with Tyler," enthused the 21-year-old, son of legendary Dutch striker Patrick. "He's my boy. We hang around. He's a great player, but also a good guy. We're good friends."

Kluivert scored his first Bundesliga goal in the thrilling 3-3 draw at Bayern Munich on Matchday 10. - Simon Hofmann/Bundesliga/Bundesliga Collection via Getty Images

Kluivert's debut Bundesliga season could yet end in a first piece of major club-level silverware.

Leipzig face Bundesliga rivals Werder Bremen in the DFB Cup semi-finals on 2 May, with a final showdown against Borussia Dortmund or Holstein Kiel the prize.

Beyond that, and the Bundesliga run-in, the 2016 Dutch U19 champion would be only too happy to stick around at the Red Bull Arena.

"I feel comfortable here," Kluivert reiterated in an interview with Algemeen Dagblad. "Do I want to stay? Of course!

"Brian Brobbey is coming in [from Ajax], and it'd be great to have a fellow Dutchman show him how everything works."