FIFA 15: 10 Players Who Need Upgrading After World Cup
10. James Rodriguez 83
23-year-old James Rodriguez was far from an unknown when he went to Brazil but very few predicted the impact Monacos super-talented winger/attacking midfielder would have on the tournament. Columbia and their rapid counter-attacks proved themselves to be one of the most dangerous offensive threats of the whole competition and it was Rodriguez who was at the centre of this goal-scoring machine. Rodriguez ended his first ever World Cup campaign with six goals and two assists in five games and received a much-deserved standing ovation from the home crowd. His amazing performances for Columbia were enough to earn him the Golden Boot for scoring the most goals (despite being eliminated in the quarter finals) but were deemed inadequate to award him the Golden Ball for the best player. Many believed the Colombian should have received this award over Lionel Messi. A player who lit the World Cup up with his skills, body feints and pace, its extremely questionable that Rodriguez should only have 79 Sprint Speed on FIFA 14. The man who Real Madrid has reportedly offered a blockbuster 90m (£71m) for must surely be rated higher than 83 on FIFA 15? Of course Real Madrid are known for their absurdly inflated offers but this doesnt mean that Rodriguez isnt an extremely exciting prospect. Suggested Rating: 87
Hailing from South East London, Sam Heard is an aspiring writer and recent graduate from the University of Warwick. Sam's favourite things include energy drinks, late nights spent watching the UFC with his girlfriend and annihilating his friends at FIFA.