Michy Batshuayi’s reaction to his FIFA 18 ratings was absolutely brilliant.
The Chelsea forward received a downgrade, going from an overall 80 rating in FIFA 17 to an overall 79 in this year’s game, and to say he was annoyed is an understatement.
Appearing on Copa90’s FIFA and Chill with Poet and Vuj, Batshuayi disagreed with pretty much every rating EA Sports have given him.
“I think I won’t play the new FIFA,” the Belgian says after seeing his 77 dribbling rating.
Batshuayi isn’t the only player who takes a genuine interest in their FIFA ratings.
Kyle Walker was upset with his pace
Manchester City’s Kyle Walker called Raheem Sterling and Leroy Sane out for a race after seeing that his teammates are faster than him in the game.
"I'm definitely quicker than him (Sane) and I'm quicker than him (Sterling), so they've got that wrong already," Walker said.
"Let's do a 100m sprint for charity, us three. I guarantee I will win."
And Dele Alli isn't happy, either
Tottenham Hotspur’s Dele Alli has become the latest to star to have a complaint.
The 21-year-old has an overall 84 rating, an improvement on his 82 winter upgrade from FIFA 17, but he isn’t happy with his overall stats.
“It’s a nice upgrade but that’s because last year’s was even worse,” Alli says. “I think it’s still not right.”
Alli’s biggest gripe surrounds the passing stats EA Sports have given him. The midfielder is given 77 passing but he wants more.
“I think I’m at least an 83,” he says.
The presenter, Spencer Owen, then suggests that a good season will see Alli’s ratings improve.
But the England international no longer sees the point in complaining about his FIFA stats.
“I’ve given up on it now,” the England international rather awkwardly replies.
Watch: Alli reacts to his FIFA 18 stats
Watch Alli’s reaction at the 0:54 mark in the video below.
An overall 84 rating at the age of 21 isn’t something to be annoyed with, and Spencer is right in saying that a good season will see Alli’s stats for FIFA 19 rocket.
But he can’t impress EA Sports if he’s constantly banned.
Alli has currently served two games of a three-match European ban and will miss England’s World Cup qualifier against Slovenia on Thursday after receiving a one-match ban for his middle figure gesture aimed at Kyle Walker last month.