According to Faude et al. (2012), speed in professional football frequently contributes to critical moments in the game. According to Faude et al. (2012) research, straight line sprints are the most prevalent activity that leads to goal scoring opportunities, whether by the goal scorer or the helping player, followed by changes of direction and jumps. As a result, speed and power are regarded as vital physical characteristics of professional players (Faude et al., 2012).
Looking at the above statements, it has already been scientifically proven that aside from a player being able to dribble, which most fans see as an important aspect of a footballer, speed is also very much more important. The researcher also said speed is very important when it comes to goalscoring. This I totally agree with. Having speed helps you as a player when it comes to counter attacks, and this tends to give you a greater chance of scoring goals. A perfect example of players who have been utilizing their speed very well is Liverpool forward Mohamed Salah and PSG forward Kylain Mbappé.
However, we will be looking at the European football speedsters' starting XI, which comprises the footballers in Europe with the highest speeds.
Defenders: Achraf Hakimi, Virgil Van Dijk, Raphael Varane, Alphonso Davies
Midfielders: Federico Valverde, N'Golo Kanté, Phil Foden
Forward: Adama Traore, Kylain Mbappé, Daniel James
A player like Mohamed Salah didn't make the starting XI because the front three in the team had better speed than he did.
What do you have to say about this starting XI?
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