Sprinter extraordinaire Usain Bolt has taken the unusual steps to lambast claims Arsenal’s Hector Bellerin could beat him in any sort of race.
The Jamaican laughed off the claims after a report last year claimed Bellerin is faster than the six-time Olympic champion over a distance of 40 metres.
The report claimed that Bellerin, at his fastest, covered the distance in 4.41 seconds – a time quicker than Bolt reached the 40 metre mark at on his way to clocking the current 100 metre world record in 2009.
However, back in November, the stats were put to the Spanish full-back, he wasn’t too sure himself.
“He’s a sprinter, obviously he’s the quickest man in the world,” he said. “I’ve seen people say that I’m faster than him and stuff like that but it’s always different when you have a ball at your feet.
“That’s what my job is all about and I would not try and beat him.”
And Bolt, who is aiming for even more success at this summer’s Rio Olympics, told Eurosport that these things make him ‘laugh’.