Chelsea and Denmark centre-back Andreas Christensen has put himself among the top 10 players in the Euro 2020 in terms of top speed records.
Christensen has had a great tournament so far, having helped Denmark reach the semi-finals.
The 25-year-old is arguably one of the outstanding players in the tournament.
He has made 30 ball recoveries in the five games he played — joint ninth-best in the competition, as well as six tackles and seven clearance attempts.
Defending aside, he has also been showcasing his ball-playing abilities, completing 90% of his passes so far.
Not to mention that he surprised a lot of people, including BBC pundit Ashley Williams, with his impressive display in midfield against Wales.
Christensen might surprise more people as he has recorded joint seventh-highest top speed in the tournament according to the UEFA’s official website.
Italy’s Leonardo Spinazzola and Hungary’s Loic Nego tied at the top with recorded top speeds of 33.8 km/h, but Christensen is certainly not far off at 33.3 km/h.
This puts Christensen above a number of notoriously quick players such as England’s Raheem Sterling (33.1 km/h) and Kyle Walker (32.8 km/h) and even France’s Kylian Mbappe (32.2 km/h).
Obviously, players rarely hit their natural top speed during the actual game — and Mbappe would likely still beat Christensen in a 100 m race.
But it is still interesting how Christensen, who is not known for his pace, is among the top 10 in the competition.
However, Chelsea are looking forward to secure new Andreas Christensen contract – but have little leverage.
The Athletic claimed that Chelsea have opened contract talks with Andreas Christensen, whose current deal expire next summer.
He had a brilliant second half of the season with Thomas Tuchel in charge, and now is excelling with Denmark at the Euros. Just a year or so after looking like he would never fulfil his potential.