Mane vs Diaz vs Jota: The winner across every FIFA 23 in-game attribute

Mane vs Diaz vs Jota: The winner across every FIFA 23 in-game attribute

Liverpool’s season has not started quite as well as many had expected, having only picked up two wins from their six league games, and suffering what Jurgen Klopp called “the worst game we played since I was here” in their 4-1 defeat to Napoli in the Champions League group stage.

And while Klopp emphasised after their humiliation in Naples that “it all starts with defending,” many are pointing their finger at the elephant in the room on what is their biggest change from last season; the omission of Sadio Mane.

With Mohamed Salah having an underwhelming start to the season, many are questioning whether Liverpool made the right choice in prioritising his contract, and letting Mane join Bayern Munich for an initial £27.4m fee this summer.

So, with the use of the detailed FIFA statistics ahead of the game’s release later this month, we delve into every in-game attribute to see who comes out on top between the departed Mane, his replacement Luis Diaz, and the electric Diogo Jota, to see if their current woes really are because they are missing their Senegalese forward.

Mane vs Diaz vs Jota in FIFA 23

In-game Physical

Acceleration: Diaz – 92, Mané – 91, Jota – 88

Sprint Speed: Diaz – 91, Mané – 90, Jota – 82

Agility: Mané – 93, Diaz – 88, Jota – 86

Mane vs Diaz vs Jota: The winner across every FIFA 23 in-game attribute
Mane vs Diaz vs Jota: The winner across every FIFA 23 in-game attribute

Balance: Mané – 88, Jota – 85, Diaz – 75

Reactions: Mané – 91, Jota – 87, Diaz – 83

Jumping: Mané – 87, Jota – 81, Diaz – 73

Stamina: Mané – 85, Diaz – 84, Jota – 83

Strength: Mané – 72, Jota – 71, Diaz – 69

In-game Skill

Finishing: Mané – 86, Jota – 86, Diaz – 80

Shot Power: Jota – 85, Diaz – 84, Mané – 83

Long Shots: Diaz – 82, Mané – 78, Jota – 75

Volleys: Jota – 79, Mané – 75, Jota – 74

Mane vs Diaz vs Jota: The winner across every FIFA 23 in-game attribute
Mane vs Diaz vs Jota: The winner across every FIFA 23 in-game attribute

Penalties: Mané – 75, Jota – 69, Diaz – 63

Crossing: Mané – 78, Diaz – 76, Jota – 73

Free Kick Accuracy: Mané – 64, Diaz – 58, Jota – 58

Short Passing: Mané – 84, Jota – 77, Diaz – 76

Long Passing: Jota – 72, Mané – 71, Diaz – 71

Curve: Mané – 77, Jota – 77, Diaz – 75

Ball Control: Diaz – 87, Mané – 86, Jota – 84

Dribbling: Diaz – 89, Mané – 88, Jota – 85

Heading Accuracy: Mané – 84, Jota – 84, Diaz – 62

Standing Tackle: Jota – 57, Mané – 42, Diaz – 38

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Sliding Tackle: Jota – 45, Mané – 38, Diaz – 34

In-game Mental

Positioning: Mané – 90, Jota – 89, Diaz – 81

Vision: Mané – 84, Diaz – 77, Jota – 77

Composure: Mané – 84, Diaz – 83, Jota – 80

Interceptions: Jota – 56, Mané – 35, Diaz – 25

Defensive Awareness: Jota – 53, Mané – 42, Diaz – 28

Aggression: Jota – 85, Mané – 75, Diaz – 70

Conclusion

Mane vs Diaz vs Jota: The winner across every FIFA 23 in-game attribute
FRANKFURT AM MAIN, GERMANY – AUGUST 05: Sadio Mane of FC Bayern Muenchen celebrates after the Bundesliga match between Eintracht Frankfurt and FC Bayern München at Deutsche Bank Park on August 05, 2022 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. (Photo by Matthias Hangst/Getty Images)

So, in the eyes of EA, and probably agreed upon by many fans, Luis Diaz and Diogo Jota are not quite at the level of Sadio Mane yet, with the Bayern Munich forward outclassing his former Liverpool teammates in many in-game attributes.

However, Luis Diaz has better speed and dribbling skills than Mane, while Diogo Jota’s superior aggression and defensive work rate makes him a perfect Klopp forward.

A main statistic between the three of course is the age, with Mane now being 30 years old, while Diaz and Jota are 25 and 26 respectively. The two Liverpool forwards have quite a few years to reach Mane’s level and hopefully to make fans not rue letting the legendary forward go too early.

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