Marcus Rashford says FIFA 17's 'The Journey' is just like real life
You might have noticed by now that we're very excited for the release of FIFA 17.
Ever since we got our grubby little paws on it for a test run a few weeks back, we've been dying to get stuck into it for more than just a quick run through.
One of the things we're most excited for in the new game - besides all the gameplay improvements - is the new 'The Journey' feature which allows you to try take a young player named Alex Hunter to the top of world football.
In the short amount of time we had to play it, we were struck by its depth and we're excited to dive deeper into it once the game comes out for real. And judging by Manchester United striker Marcus Rashford's recent comments on it, The Journey is about as close as most of us will ever get to pursuing a career in the Premier League.
Marcus Rashford, speaking to EASPORTS.com, said:
"There are ups and down for all footballers and that's shown in Alex's journey. I just have to try to stay level throughout and not get too high when things are going well or too low when things aren't quite as good.
"You see Alex at home with his grandparents, his mum and his dad and that’s what it's like, sometimes when you're down you need them to pick you back up and sometimes when you're up you need them to help keep your feet on the ground. So it's what its like in real life."
The England international cites his own remarkable rise through the ranks at Manchester United as a real-life reflection of Alex Hunter's story.
"I was training and playing with the under 18s and under 21s. When I was called up to train with the first team I had to make sure I kept my performance consistent and then when you get your chance you've got to make sure you take it because you might not get another one. It's important you show the manager what you can do."
"It definitely reminds me of my experience, when you see Alex go into the manager's office you don’t know what he's going to say or what it's going to be like, so it brings back memories."
From our experience, it looks pretty damn realistic.
Roll on September 29.
Visit https://www.easports.com/uk/fifa/news/2016/fifa-17-marcus-rashford-journey to read the full interview, and learn more about The Journey and Alex Hunter here.