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I have played about 60 Games now with him and I have to say, he is great. I played him with the engine Chemistry style to push up his Pace and Dribbling. I paired him with 94 Andreas Granqvist to form a RFPL wall. I was scared of his stamina at first but I have played games into extra time and his stamina was not an issue at all. His tackles are great and surprisingly he was good at initiating attacks from the back as well. Bought him for around 50k...IMHO its a bargain, you pretty much get a more than solid CB whos also dangerous by scoring headers and shooting from 2nd row. Give this man a try.
Stamina (if u need him play 120)
after using lots of special players I decided to buy this op beast en he is a bargain when compared to evenly rated cards but priced over a million due to hype. this guy is way better than salah!
I think you can compare him to dybala but in a more popular league. one of the best players under 750k!
schooting precision and power
dribbling almost toty messi like
strength and heading for his size, but that is also what makes him turn so fast
he is not marked very often so creates lots of space
defending due to high agression
amazing on 6/7 chem too.
workrates for some but without instructions he blasts in behind
maybe league and nation for some, I would have prefered a brazil mark on this card for the chemistry ;)
So...It is two weeks before the release of FIFA 19 which most of us have already pre-ordered by now......I own 13 super teams packed with 80 or so TOTS, End of Eras, Futties and World Cup Player of the matchday cards....I have bought most TOTS but not all had a staying power in my team and were subsequently sold, so whoever made any of my teams by now is pretty special. Yet I am writing a review about Nations SBC Kevin Strootman, the unsung hero of Italian football. I used his base card in my Serie A team for a while and I knew how wonderful and commanding this lad felt on the ball. His left foot contains properties to be displayed in a museum or a science symposium. I scored so many 30 yard bangers with his nuclear left foot that I lost count. From all the Nations' SBCs his was the only one that I completed.
He is tall, confident, assured, commanding and utterly graceful in the midfield with an amazing touch on the ball. He uses the combination of his physical strength and his amazing ball control to an exemplary effect in order to get passed opponents in the midfield and then make a wonderful pass to advance play upfront. He is as effective in playmaking as he is in breaking up the play which makes an ideal CM, I don't ever use him as a CDM as I find this position to underutilises his ability and flair. To me Kevin Strootman is simply the best Long shot taker in the game. To put this into context I will list whom I consider to be the best Long shot takers in the game below:
TOTS Anderson Talisca, End of an Era Danielle De Rossi (95), TOTS Leon Goretzka, TOTMD Jesse Lingard, TOTS Neymar, TOTS Luiz Gustavo, TOTS Jonas, TOTS Bruno Fernandes, TOTS Pjanic, TOTS Higuain, CEH Wayne Rooney, CEH Marchisio, 86 rated SIF Pizzi and last but not least TOTMD Paulinho. All of the above superstars were tested throughout the year for their long shooting ability and came on top. However the crown goes to the great Kevin who makes 30 yard goals a walk in the park every single time. I cannot stress how broken he is on the long shot department and coupled with the rest of his abilities make for an incredible card. Hunter card is a must to make the most of his pace and shooting.
King of the Tempo playmaking, Best long shot taker in the game (left foot) ,commanding presence in the midfield, Strength, marking, tackling, passing, ball control, effective use of his strength to dribble pass opponents.
Strootman is relatively slow for FIFA 18 standards but his utterly unique use of his physique and strength disguises that brilliantly as he can pass everyone with the help of his excellent ball control. As his main strength is tempo playmaking I would not recommend him to a player who uses a lot of counter attacking or is completely neurotic about extremely fast gameplay.
Complete player. Amazing value.
This final squad has really kept FUT fun for me in the last months.
I used an anchor style on Rakitic to improve his defending and pace. As I have Pirlo playing as the CDM, who is much more of a regista than a holding midfielder, so I use either Rakitic or Modric to sprint back and add some support. You need to manually push Rakitic back though... he won't charge back on his own like Modric in this squad despite the work-rates suggesting otherwise.
Now let's compare him to Modric who has the same rating, position, and costs ~100k more. There is no comparison. Whole Modric might be naturally a better defender IG and tends to be a better creator in tight spaces, Rakitic is so amazing at everything else.
Shooting 96! Rockets from distance.
Positioning - with added aggression from chem style, he darts into the box and gets some great goals.
Dribbling in open space
Dribbling in tight spaces. Despite 96 in that stat, balance and agility are low for this level.
In my squad he as a spot next to Samuel Eto'o in a Super Lig/Brazil Hybrid, but he could definitely works as a lone lethal striker.
He is really quick for a player his height (6'3), maybe he does not feel like an 87 pace, but where he does not get with pace he does fix it with brute force. You really need a high rated, physically strong defender to push him away. I've seen him push to the ground players like Pogba. His right foot is lethal in the box and he also has quite a good thunder strike outside of the box. He does let you down if he is forced to use his left ( 3 star weak foot), he will often try to shoot with the outside of the boot to avoid using his left.
His dribbling , even if it's a 90 dribbling stat feels quite labored and slow in tight spaces. The most difficult part for him is when he is giving his back to the goal and he has to turn to shoot.
His passing skills are quite good, with me he has a ratio of 1 assist every 2.5 goals.
He is outstanding in the air, he can finishing everything, either header or volleys somehow he is gonna get there.
Considering I bought him on ps4 for 18.500 credit he feels like a bargain that can compete with high rated defenders.
- good height and strength
- powerful shot
- incredible in the air
- labored dribling
- only one good foot