"I'm naturally very fast, but being fast and being fast in the Premier league are two very different things. My speed is something I work very hard at".
Check out our video to see what went down when TAE caught up with Patrick Van Aanholt at his Crystal palace training base to put him through his paces and find out what it takes to play at the highest level for both club and country.
The flying Dutchman talks us through his early years as a pro, moving to England at just 16 and the numerous loan moves before finally cementing his place as one of the most exciting full-backs in the Premier League.
Known for his lightning speed and incredible athleticism PVA tells us how important it is to live the right lifestyle in order to perform at the very top
"To be a top player you have to look after your body. You have to eat well, sleep well and train hard. You have to live it every day".