It’s that time of year again. FIFA 22 is just around the corner. As has become tradition now, players are getting early peaks at their attributes on the new game. Declan Rice has reacted hilariously to his FIFA 22 rating.

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Rise and rise of Rice

Once of the Chelsea academy, Declan Rice joined West Ham United’s youth setup in 2014.

He impressed in the academy and earned his senior debut as an 18-year-old, coming on as a substitute in the last game of the season.

Rice made his full debut came just a few months later against Southampton.

He didn’t look back, establishing himself as a mainstay of the first team midfield and making his 50th appearance for West Ham whilst still a teenager.

Not content with being just a regular for West Ham, Rice has also played himself into the England set up. With 26 caps to his name he is undroppable from the Three Lions midfield.

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Declan Rice on FIFA 22 rating

The youngster’s progress is being recognised in the gaming world as well as the real world.

Declan Rice has found out his FIFA 22 rating and he’s offered an hilarious response.

Appearing alongside Jack Grealish on the England YouTube channel the West Ham star said prior to the reveal:

“If I’m an 80, I will snap this card in half. Genuinely, I will RKO or spear it!”

After seeing his card he was placated, ‘it’s not that bad, I’ll take it. A cheeky little 82, to be fair I’m happy with that’, Rice added.

One element did have him back up though, the Hammers midfielder commented on his 66 pace: ‘I’m not slow! I’m not slow, that’s the thing!’

In other news, Jurgen Klopp suggests Liverpool have a player who could be a star well into his 30s