VfL Wolfsburg’s Maxence Lacroix has told Kicker that he’s pleased with Micky van de Ven’s good start to his Tottenham Hotspur career.

The Netherlands international spent two years at the Bundesliga side, where he played regularly alongside Lacroix in the heart of their defence.

His fine displays for Wolfsburg had convinced Tottenham to invest in acquiring his services last summer.

The 22-year-old Dutchman has made 18 appearances for the north London club this season and was forced to miss nine league games due to a thigh injury.

Earlier this month, Van de Ven was named the fastest Premier League player after clocking in at a speed of 37.38 km/h against Brentford.

Lacroix had clocked in 36.13 km/h with the German club and Kicker asked him to give his take on his former teammate’s latest feat. When responding to that, he heaped praise on Van de Ven.

“Great, Mickey is damn fast. I’m happy for him that things are going so well at Tottenham. He had a great season at Wolfsburg and is now confirming that in England. I am proud of him,” he said.

This season, Ange Postecoglou’s side have lost only on two occasions in the league when Van de Ven has featured for them. The first was against Chelsea where he was forced off the pitch due to an injury.