Most avid FIFA players will be confident guessing a player’s name correctly just by looking at the stats on their Ultimate Team card.
Those who enjoy the much-loved game on a regular basis almost have a sixth sense when it comes to an individual’s values for the six key metrics on each card.
But while FIFA addicts excel at the task of naming the correct player without the image, actual professional footballers often struggle and that’s certainly the case with Marco Verratti.
The Paris Saint-Germain midfielder took part in the club’s ‘Who’s hiding behind these ratings?’ video to celebrate the impending release of FIFA 22 and he made a bit of a gaffe.
Kylian Mbappe was the first member of the squad that those who partook in the video had to guess just by looking at the stats on his card.
Summer signings Achraf Hakimi and Gianluigi Donnarumma both correctly predicted that it was the French superstar.
But Verratti genuinely thought it was Lionel Messi‘s card, despite the fact Mbappe possesses a ridiculous pace rating of 97.
The 22-year-old’s passing ability is valued at only 80 as well, which would be offensively low for a player like Messi.
Take a look at the full video from PSG’s official YouTube channel here…
Video: Verratti thinks Messi has 97-pace on FIFA 22
At least you tried, Marco.
Despite the fact he hasn’t – and never has had – a pace value of 97 on FIFA, Messi is still the highest-rated player on the latest edition of the game.
Both Mbappe and Neymar are also rated 91 overall, which means that PSG’s front three is a truly terrifying prospect on FIFA 22.