Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has talked about the performance data which has compared him to Kylian Mbappe and Cristiano Ronaldo (via The Straits Times).
Arsenal forward Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang is a player best known for his blistering pace up front.
The former Borussia Dortmund man is clearly incredibly quick off the mark despite being 29 years of age.
He’s not alone as a striker in that respect with many of the world’s top forwards today exhibiting blistering pace.
Now, Aubameyang has been asked whether he checks up on the running statistics which are available to top professionals today.
“Speed, of course. Everybody knows about my speed. It’s all my life,” the Arsenal striker told The Straits Times.
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“I like to watch videos of my matches and training and read data about my speed and distance. That’s important as it helps me improve every day.
“This year, at a training session, I did 37kmh. It’s a good score. (Kylian) Mbappe did the same at the World Cup. I’m 29 now, so it’s not bad (Mbappe is 19). I do look out for data on other players like (Mohamed) Salah and Cristiano Ronaldo.”
Speed is clearly a major part of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang’s game and the fact that he is still able to achieve the same levels as the top strikers on the planet at his age is impressive. Let’s hope it continues for many more years to come.