Usain Bolt has stated he could help Gareth Bale become an even faster and better player than he is now. The 100 metres world-record holder believes believes the Welshman is the fastest footballer in the world, but claims he can make him even quicker.
Bale clocked an incredible 40kmh during Real Madrid’s draw at Villarreal. That is just 3.2kmh behind the Jamaican’s world-record speed.
And World Champion Bolt says he will teach Bale how to run even faster if the player and Real Madrid want him to.
“I hear that he has been clocking speeds close to me – but it is about technique as well,”, Bolt told the press.
“I have a lot of respect for Real Madrid, and if they and Gareth want my help I am happy to fly in and take a private training session with Gareth. I know I could make him an even better player than he already is,” he added.
“I think Gareth is probably the fastest player in the world at the moment, but I will help him with his sprinting if he wants.”
“It is not just about how fast you can accelerate – but also when you have the football at your feet about balance while you are sprinting as well. I helped Ronaldo with his sprinting in a training session – and look what he has go on to achieve since then,”, he concluded.
The Jamaican runner trained with Bale’s new team-mate Cristiano Ronaldo in a session too. He has also recently spent time with Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero.