Having pace is one thing but the timing of his runs to make the most of that pace was a potent weapon for years. Not sure I’ve seen a faster player since and even the likes of Dan James, Adama Traore don’t use their pace anywhere near as effectively as prime Theo.
So quick and effective as an outlet in games where the opposition left space to run into. Technical shortcomings exposed against the many deeper low blocks however.
Watched Sterling the other night against Dortmund and while Sterling is far superior in every other aspect, he was caught offside constantly in positions he simply shouldn’t be wasting like that. Theo at his peak against teams that naively left that amount of space he would feast on. Would have notched a brace or hat trick in the same situation for sure.
Pace in behind is one of the most exciting aspects of football and naturally I loved seeing Theo break through on goal from a Cesc or RvP pass.