This isn't technically a bug, but it's something that's been annoying me for a few years now. Players who perform well will consistently be overlooked by AI national team managers if their attributes are worse than the other players the NT manager can select from. It's only a minor issue, but it's definitely lowering the realism.
I remember reading a post in this forum once, about something the poster called "The Harry Kane effect", where a player who's perceived to be average at best suddenly turns out to be great, and how that's not really possible in FM. However, a player can sometime