Imagine being good enough at football to be included in FIFA.
Us mere mortals have to resort to creating our own players and editing ourselves into the game but, for many, they actually get to play as themselves.
But the dream doesn’t always go to plan.
And that’s the case for Cambridge United striker Matt Foy.
Foy is one of ten players on FIFA 18 who had to deal with being called ‘the worst player on FIFA’ with a 46 (out of 99) rating.
But it’s the first time the 19-year-old has been included in the game so he wasn’t exactly disappointed.
How Foy reacted
Instead, he certainly saw the funny side to it.
“When I first saw my rating, I just laughed about it. My first worry was, ‘Am I gonna be the worst player on the game?’ which I then felt the need to do some research about,” he told Dream Team.
“My mate who loves Ultimate Team found that I’m the joint lowest rated player on the game, so at least I’m not out on my own!”
“I’m a FIFA player myself, and I play quite religiously.
“My first game was FIFA ’05 but I only really started playing it properly in ’08 and ’09. I’ve had every since then.
“So to be on the game now is very cool – it’s nice for my mates to see that.
“I’m not really one for playing with myself at all, I find it a bit strange, but it’s good for other people to see me on there.”
Imagine carrying the tag of ‘the worst player on FIFA'. There must be plenty of banter in the Cambridge dressing room from all of the players that are rated above him.
However, Foy doesn’t seem too bothered from the stick he’s received.
“The lads haven’t said much – a few of the younger boys who are around my age and have higher ratings have given me a bit of stick, but it’s not too bad – it’s mainly from people at home," he said.
“I would have been happier if my rating had been the same as the other young lads at Cambridge that are similar to me, but I think it’s done on a few factors, like appearances, when they [EA Sports] don’t know much about you, so you can’t moan that much.
"Quite a lot of my mates have bought me in their Ultimate Team and play with me, and they say I'm not actually that bad!
"In real life terms, I'd like to think I'd have a slightly higher rating than I do but I won't lose any sleep over it, I'm not massively bothered."
EA Sports have got one thing wrong
But there is one thing FIA have got massively wrong about Foy in the game - his height. In real life, the forward reckons he’s more than six foot. However, EA Sports have him down as 5 foot 7 inches.
"The biggest thing for me is my height - I'm five foot seven on the game, which is a massive injustice," he said.
"I'm just under six foot one in real life, so I don't want people playing with me thinking I'm a little guy - I'm more bothered about that than any of the other stats."
He doesn't like playing as himself
Amazingly, though, Foy hasn’t even played as himself on the game yet.
"I haven't actually played with my player at all yet," Foy says.
"I just think it's a little bit weird, seeing myself there on the game.
"I don't like playing with Cambridge either because I know everyone, I just find it a bit surreal knowing people on there."
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