Dominic Calvert-Lewin comments on Everton team-mate Phil Jagielka's pace

Phil Jagielka of Everton celebrates scoring his team's third goal during the Premier League match between Everton and Leicester City at Goodison Park on April 9, 2017 in Liverpool, England.

Everton's Phil Jagielka remains absolutely "rapid" despite his age, according to a team-mate of the 35-year-old.

Phil Jagielka (L) of Everton celebrates scoring his team's third goal with Matthew Pennington during the Premier League match between Everton and Leicester City at Goodison Park on April 9,...

Everton youngster Dominic Calvert-Lewin has told Sky Sports' Soccer AM program that team-mate Phil Jagielka is "surprisingly quick".

Jagielka celebrated a 35th birthday back in August and the former England defender has been a rock in Everton's back four since 2007.

Centre-backs begin to lose a lot of their pace as they age for obvious reasons, but Calvert-Lewin, a £1.5 million addition from Sheffield United back in January, says that the former Blade is still "rapid" in spite of his advancing years.

Phil Jagielka of Everton celebrates scoring his team's third goal during the Premier League match between Everton and Leicester City at Goodison Park on April 9, 2017 in Liverpool, England.

Asked who Everton's speed demon was, the 21-year-old told Sky Sport's Soccer AM: "I like to think I'm up there [but] Jags is quick, honestly.

"You'd be surprised - he's rapid. I think I'd win [in a race] but he's surprisingly quick."

Jagielka came close to leaving the Toffees after a 10-year stint at Goodison Park this summer but manager Ronald Koeman elected to keep him.

Phil Jagielka of Everton clears from Ashley Barnes of Burnley  during the Premier League match between Everton and Burnley at Goodison Park on April 15, 2017 in Liverpool, England.

The veteran defender has started four Premier League games this season and could be set for further opportunities by virtue of how poor Ashley Williams has been.

Williams, 32, continued to attract the spotlight for negative reasons on Monday after losing possession in the build-up to the goal in the Republic of Ireland's 1-0 win over Wales last night, though his goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey put him an awkward spot.

Nevertheless, it's been a very testing season for the former Swansea City captain and time will tell how he responds.

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