Thibaut Courtois, Real Madrid’s netminder, pleaded with EA Sports for a five-star FIFA 2022 skill rating by referring the developers to a video showing off his skills.
In general, attackers and midfielders often have more stars in their skill ratings than defenders or, especially, goalkeepers. That’s why it’s not uncommon for high-rated defenders to have low stars in these types of categories.
While Courtois is one of the most highly regarded goalkeepers in FIFA 2022, with a base of 89 in total, he thinks it’s time the EA Sports analytics team gave him more credit for his ground game.
As it stands, the left foot has a skill rating of one star and a 3/5 rating for his weak foot, but he wants to see some improvements in the next update.
To prove that his boots are worthy of five star moves, the Madrid goalkeeper shot a video of himself during team training to his studio showing off his gear.
The clip shows him doing a rainbow move to himself before catching the ball and throwing it to a nearby teammate.
While it’s not the most groundbreaking trick, it should still be better than his low one-star rating he now has.
However, the player wants to get a little more out of it, tricking the developers with a simple plea, saying “five skill rating?”
— Thibaut Courtois (@thibautcourtois) Apr 16, 2022
He already has a top score for the defensive stats that matter, but Courtois wants the developers to at least consider boosting his moveset in FIFA 22.
It’s worth noting that the standard Rainbow Flick he showed would require at least a 4 star skill rating for someone to pull it off in the simulator. However, an Advanced Rainbow Flick needs a 5-star rating.
While it wasn’t the five-star version that Courtois is trying to squeeze out of EA, the Madrid star is building his case to improve his rating.