Tottenham's Georges-Kevin N'Koudou reacts to being faster than Kyle Walker

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EA Sports' FIFA game feels as competitive these days as it does when real professional clubs come head-to-head on the football pitch. And it's not just the fans that get excited when players' updated FIFA ratings are annually revealed.

Not only do players' performances on the pitch affect their club's chances of success, but also their own personal ratings on the world-wide gaming sensation, FIFA.

However, while it may seem trivial for a professional footballer to be concerned about what a game rate's his qualities - including their shooting, passing, dribbling, defending and physicality - a player's pace is a particularly competitive talking point within the video game.


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Chelsea striker Michy Batshuayi had already tweeted EA Sports on Monday about his displeasure for his "so weak" passing rating of 59 out of a possible 99. Now the Belgium striker's close friend and Tottenham winger Georges-Kevin N'Koudou was getting involved in the conversation.

The 21-year-old, who arrived at White Hart Lane from Marseille this summer, took the opportunity to take a dig at Spurs teammate Kyle Walker, after a fan had decided to point out on Twitter that the France Under-21 had a higher pace rating that the England right-back.

Walker is one of Tottenham's fastest players, however, N'Koudou saw the rating as a big coup and shared a joke with the Spurs right-back, via his Twitter account.

But despite their respective high pace ratings, neither of the Tottenham players broke into FIFA's top 20 fastest players. Instead, Arsenal right-back Hector Bellerin made the grade as the game's fourth-fastest player - while Raheem Sterling and Ahmed Musa were the only other two Premier League players to make the top 20.

Former Spurs star Gareth Bale made it into seventh in the rankings, with 94 pace, while Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang took the accolade as the game's fastest player with an eye-watering pace rating of 96.

Who is the most shocking inclusion in FIFA's top 20 fastest players? Give your opinion in the comment box below.

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Eric Dier
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Tottenham Hotspur

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