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Nicolás Otamendi - 93 - TOTS
TOTS Otamendi Review
By Requiem03, 06-05-2018

PACE: So lets get the most noticeable thing out of the way first, the pace on this card shows that he only has 69 acceleration and 72 sprint speed. Adding a Shadow looks like it takes it up to 84 acceleration and 82 sprint speed. First thing I did was slap a Shadow on him and in game he feels very quick and fast. I have also tried TOTS Vertonghen out and Otamendi with a shadow feels a lot faster. I think this has a lot to do with his agility being 83 and balance being 75. For a 6 ft. tall CB those stats really help him feel fast. Obviously his acceleration and sprint speed are not going to feel as fast as TOTS Azpil or something but I would say he is comparable to Bailey's speed maybe slightly slower.

DEFENDING: Obviously this guy is a beast, his positioning is very good, he is very aggressive and attacks the ball on his own occasionally (he usually wins it when he does this so I don't mind it) but if you don't like that you will have to switch to him and pull him back. He does come back on defense incredibly fast if he is pushed forward at all. He is incredible strong and reacts to the plays quickly (94 reactions). He is also 6 ft. with 96 jumping ability so he should win most aerial battles.

PASSING: 92 short passing 86 long passing have not had him make a passing mistake yet. Not much more I can say about that.

OVERALL: This guy is incredible for his price, he is as good or better than most ICON CB's I have used, no one I have used except Azpil has matched this guys lateral quickness.He is currently going for under 200k and may drop to 150k or below before the week is out. But I would expect him to climb back up once hes out of packs and people realize he is not as slow as the card says. If you can get him for anywhere around that price I would say he is definitely worth it.

Agility and Balance

Lateral Movement





Workrates (might be a con for some honestly I have not noticed this being an issue)

Pace (Minor con as he feels a lot faster than his card says he is feels way faster than TOTS Vertonghen)

Formation: 4231
Position: CB
Games: 10
GPG: 0.00
APG: 0.00
Pace (8/10)
Shooting (5/10)
Passing (10/10)
Dribbling (7/10)
Defending (10/10)
Physicality (9/10)
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