As he sat down from his home to discuss all things Brighton & Hove Albion, defender Adam Webster was asked to pick out the club’s fastest and slowest players.
Unsurprisingly, he named Tariq Lamptey as the club’s fastest player, citing the former Chelsea winger’s speed and ability to beat opponents and leave them behind.
He did, however, say that some of his teammates have to speak to the young defender from time to time.
“He is absolutely lightning,” he said of Lamptey. “Sometimes you have to tell him to calm him down a bit, because he is so fast. But you don’t want to be in a race with him, that’s for sure.”
Despite being chased by the Ghana Football Association (GFA) to play for the Black Stars, Tariq recently appeared for England’s U-21 team.
Lamptey was born in Hillingdon to Ghanaian parents who have refused to influence their son’s decision regarding his international allegiance.
The former Chelsea defender is undoubtedly a long-term target for England, but the GFA is upbeat following the Black Stars’ 2022 World Cup qualification.
Tariq has a better chance of playing for Ghana than England in Qatar.
Lamptey has made 25 Premier League appearances so far this season despite starting the campaign with a hamstring injury.
He made his first appearance in the 8th week.
Lamptey has stood out this term with his adaptability and willingness to play in different positions being a real positive for Potter this.
He has been utilised in every position on the right flank, with his blistering pace getting Albion supporters off their seats.