WATCH: Erling Haaland Caught Fuming on Hearing Kylian Mbappe Has Higher FIFA Rating Than Him

Published 10/05/2021, 12:30 PM EDT


EA Sports has been a giant in the video gaming industry for the past two decades. FIFA is arguably their most loved gaming franchise of all time. The series is adored by football fans all across the world, and each new installment is met with great enthusiasm. However, they might have just lost out on one high-profile fan, Erling Haaland.

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Player ratings in the well-known game are always a point of contention, with some ratings causing controversy each year. Recently, Borussia Dortmund asked Jude Bellingham to reveal FIFA ratings to his teammates. Haaland’s reaction to his rating, as compared to Kylian Mbappe, was hilarious.

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Erling Haaland rated 88 on FIFA, 3 behind Kylian Mbappe

Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund decided to have Jude Bellingham inform his teammates about their FIFA ratings in a special segment on their YouTube channel. His friend Haaland also made an appearance.

He let the Norwegian know that his rating has been raised from 84 to 88. “Happy?” Bellingham inquired, before Haaland replied, “Not bad, yeah” with a wry smile. The Englishman then informed Haaland that he is ranked below Mbappe and Robert Lewandowski, to which he responded, “No comment.” 

Haaland feels his ratings could’ve been much better

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Jude Bellingham then quipped the Norwegian if he was satisfied with his ratings. Predictably, the answer was no and Haaland felt that his pace and physicality deserved a higher rating. “For me, pace and physical I think should be in the 90’s. Don’t you think I deserve it?”

“I very much think you deserve it, my friend.”, Bellingham replied with a grin on his face.

Soccer Football – Bundesliga – Borussia Dortmund v 1. FC Union Berlin – Signal Iduna Park, Dortmund, Germany – September 19, 2021 Borussia Dortmund’s Jude Bellingham, Erling Braut Haaland and teammates celebrates their third goal, an own goal scored by 1. FC Union Berlin’s Marvin Friedrich REUTERS/Leon Kuegeler DFL regulations prohibit any use of photographs as image sequences and/or quasi-video.

Marco Reus, Donyell Malen, and Thorgan Hazard were amongst the other people Bellingham spoke about. Thorgan was also heartlessly referred to as the ‘number two Hazard.’ by the English youngster. Playing with fire!

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Suresh Menon is a Football and NFL writer at Essentially Sports. He is currently pursuing BMM from St Xaviers College with his specialization in Advertising. Juventus is his favorite football club and he one day plans to go to Italy and watch a Juve match live.

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