‘Exceptional’: Micah Richards blown away by the pace of 22-year-old Tottenham player

Tottenham defenders Cristian Romero and Micky van de Ven have been on top form this season and Micah Richards was blown away by the pace that the Dutch centre-back has.

Tottenham are surprisingly top of the Premier League, and their defence has been a huge reason for them being undefeated in the division so far this season.

Micky van de Ven brought some excitement when he signed, but no one would have expected the 22 year-old to have as much of an impact as he is having now.

If Tottenham can keep this momentum going through until December then people will start to believe that they could be a serious title contender.

Michah Richards praises Tottenham star Micky van de Ven
No doubt many Spurs players would have received praise for what they have managed to achieve so far this season.

Speaking on The Rest Is Football podcast, Richards piled the praise on both van de Ven and Romero, but in particular summer signing van de Ven.

The pundit said: “As a pairing, right now, they have been exceptional. Van de Ven to come in and be so cool, calm and collected. Have you seen his recovery pace? For a big lad he can shift! They are doing great stuff at the moment Spurs.”