Antonio Rudiger has named two players faster than said Timo Werner at Chelsea mentioning himself among them.
Rudiger said although Werner has always been quick since he was young, he [Rudiger] and Fikayo Tomori are the fastest.
When Werner joined Chelsea from Leipzig, the first thing he said was that “My speciality is that I am really fast.”
And this the German international has shown on many occasions including Hakim Ziyech’s opening goal in the 2-0 win over Atletico Madrid on Wednesday, which was made possible by his outpacing Atleti defenders.
Asked whether he knew that Werner would make it at the top level, the centre-back told Soccer AM: “Yes, because his speed and eagerness to score goals, [these] come to him naturally.
“When he came up the first time [at Stuttgart], he was 16 or 17, and in training, he was so fast, so quick, and his finishing was very good at that level.
“It was just a matter of time for him to breakthrough [at highest level].
“Honestly, something tells me that Fik [Tomori] and I are quicker [than Werner],” he explained.
“Maybe not for the first 10 metres, but if we go, I would say it’s between me and Fik.”