Sergio Reguilon could possibly not have dreamed of making a better start to his Tottenham Hotspur career.
The left-back made his debut in a London derby against Chelsea in a Carabao Cup fourth round clash two weeks ago, with the Lilywhites getting the better of their rivals in a penalty shootout to book their place in the quarter-final.
Just a few days later, the Spanish international was given the nod to start at Old Trafford as he put in a solid display to help the Lilywhites thump Manchester United 6-1.
One of the most eye-catching aspects of Reguilon’s first two performances in a Spurs shirt was his blistering pace.
In the interview, the defender also revealed that he had clocked up a top speed of 35km during a match, which is not far off the top ten speeds recorded across the Premier League last season.
Reguilon is quoted as saying: “We have an application with which they send us the training sessions, which are very hard and last about two hours.
“I put the tape at 20km per hour because it is the maximum and I have to run about three minutes at that speed to get to notice the breathlessness I feel when I’m playing a game.
“Going at 20km per hour is (swears). I have run at 35km per hour during a match. I do a lot of series at 20km per hour because it is the only way to have a point of fatigue similar to that of a game.”
So, it looks like Spurs fans can look forward to seeing the left-back use his jet-heeled pace to leave opposition players for dead this season.
Spurs Web Opinion
Recording someone’s top speed is not necessarily the best way to assess how fast they are as the bigger question is for how long they can sustain those speeds. The aforementioned list of the top speeds recorded in the Premier League last season illustrates this point perfectly, with some names on the list certainly not anywhere near the quickest players in the league.
Reguilon does not only seem to possess the acceleration needed to reach top speeds but he actually seems to get quicker as he goes through his gears. Like a younger Gareth Bale, he is someone that seems to have quite a big engine and so we can expect to see him sprint up and down the left flank all game.
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