Tottenham news: Micky van de Ven as the Premier League’s fastest player

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Have you ever ran at at 37.38km/h?

Tottenham defender Micky van de Ven reached that record-breaking speed when he raced back to catch Brentford’s Lewis Keane-Potter in Spurs’ 3-2 victory in January.

The 22-year-old has leapfrogged Manchester City’s Kyle Walker, who recorded 37.31km/h last season against Everton, to become the fastest-ever player in the Premier League.

However, boss Ange Postecoglou says it is “not just about running fast,” as he sets his team up to play with a high defensive line.

“We kind of knew what we were getting with Micky from a physical perspective,” he said. “There was plenty of evidence that we had seen in terms of his speed and his ability to recover.

“But it’s not just about running fast. Football is more than that, more than the speed of running.

“You’ve actually got to use that in the right way.”

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