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 Citizens broke the British transfer record last summer when they stumped up a staggering £100million to sign Grealish from Aston Villa.
Grealish will be hoping for only 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 a picture of his FIFA 23 avatar. And he was clearly of the opinion that it didn’t represent him in the way he would have liked. “Nah cmon man @easportsfifa,” the winger wrote. “Look like that geeza out of Toy Story!” Grealish was referring to the evil neighbour Sid Phillips, who lives next door to Andy Davis and his toys which include Sheriff Woody and Buzz Lightyear. And the City star had a point.
Grealish, who looks set to be 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 form he showed for Villa.
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“At Villa I was more free. At City, there’s more structure. It was obviously going to change my game a bit. I am very critical of myself. I know that there were games, especially in the second half of last season, where I wasn’t at my best. I came back fit, had a strong pre‑season and then unfortunately got injured in the second game.
“But I’m just going to try and get that fitness back because I know I’m not 100 per cent yet. But I’ll always have people on the back of me.”
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