Manchester City ace Jack Grealish was left fuming after seeing his avatar on FIFA 23. And the England international comically compared himself to Sid from Toy Story. The Residents broke the British transfer record last summer once they stumped up a staggering £100million to sign Grealish from Aston Villa.
Grealish might be hoping for less than his third Premier League start of the season on Sunday when City host Manchester United. But ahead of the encounter, his attentions were apparently on other things.
On Saturday night, Grealish took to Instagram to post an image of his FIFA 23 avatar. And he was clearly of the opinion that it didn’t represent him in the way in which he would have liked. “Nah cmon man @easportsfifa,” the winger wrote. “Appear to be that geeza out of Toy Story!” Grealish was referring to the evil neighbour Sid Phillips, who lives round the corner to Andy Davis and his toys which include Sheriff Woody and Buzz Lightyear. And the City star had a degree.
Grealish, who looks set to be a part of Gareth Southgate’s England World Cup squad at this winter’s tournament in Qatar, has made 45 appearances for City since putting pen-to-paper on a six-year deal. But he has been heavily rotated and has struggled to recreate the shape he showed for Villa.
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“At Villa I used to be more free. At City, there’s more structure. It was obviously going to alter my game a bit. I’m very critical of myself. I do know that there have been games, especially within the second half of last season, where I wasn’t at my best. I got here back fit, had a powerful pre‑season after which unfortunately got injured within the second game.
“But I’m just going to attempt to get that fitness back because I do know I’m not 100 per cent yet. But I’ll all the time have people on the back of me.”
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