From right to left:
Very Happy – Happy – Content – Unhappy – Very Unhappy
Each smiley face system is based upon four categories located at the bottom of the status tab within the squad hub:
Player Performance – How well the player is performing
Team Performance – How well the team is performing
Play Time – How many matches the player is featured in
Contract – The status of the player’s contract
While these four categories have an effect on the player’s morale, there are additional factors that can influence them. Press conferences were purely cosmetic prior to this year, but FIFA 21 incorporated a few interactive cutscenes in addition to being able to highlight key players, thus impacting their morale either positively or negatively. Furthermore, EA also incorporated a man-management system as managers can now interact with players through text messages.