Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has revealed that he was the fastest player in the Chelsea team last campaign.
The 34-year-old arrived at Stamford Bridge last summer but only spent one season in London before being sold to French side Marseille.
It was a spell to forget for Aubameyang, who had just three goals and one assist in 21 matches for Chelsea, as they finished 12th in the Premier League without a trophy in what was a poor campaign for both the player and club.
But, Aubameyang has argued that he was faster than all of his Chelsea team-mates last season – including the likes of Mykhailo Mudryk – who broke a Premier League record for his outstanding speed.
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Raheem Sterling and Reece James are also known for their pace but Aubameyang is claiming to be faster than both players.
‘I feel very good,’ Marseille striker Aubameyang said on Thursday in a press conference.
‘Little anecdote, I held the record for speed at Chelsea last season in training. 36 km/h. So at that level, I think I’m alright.’
Aubameyang’s father recently described his son’s spell at Chelsea as a ‘nightmare’.
Much was expected of the former Arsenal skipper after arriving at Stamford Bridge following a superb six months at Barcelona.
But things did not work out for the Gabon international, who has now headed to Ligue 1.