I have a French based side, and I needed some players to link to Varane-Koscielny in the backline. I had used Alba + Valencia, but I found Alba to be too short for my style of play. When Black Friday hit, I managed to get IF Young for relatively cheap, so I swapped to IF Young + IF Vrsaljko. I had some issues with the La Liga RB, because Semedo was too weak, Carvajal was too slow as if he got beat, his bad acceleration would be an issue and he would have trouble catching up to all the faster LWs, like Martial, CR7, Mane, Son, etc. IF Vrsaljko was definitely the best RB at that point, and when SIF Vrsaljko was announced, I immediately jumped on this card. He is amazing going forward, though you should not shoot with him as he has 50 finishing. I've had games where he makes a run down the right wing, and I get him the ball and he'll miss an easy 1v1 with the GK if I shoot. Defensively, he is a rock. He is tall, has decent strength, amazing stamina and with a shadow card, extremely good pace and defense. Basically all you want from a RB. I picked him up for 42k, and for that price, he is a bargain. If he was in the EPL, he would go for 100k+ imo. He isn't that far off from IF Valencia, and Valencia is close to 500k!
Extremely good value for what you get
Good going forward
The best La Liga RB
I am a gold1 - elite 3 WL player . For me , he is definetely the best RB i have used (i have 700+ games with 83 gold valencia and 50+ with Walker and Florenzi). It's safe to say he is the best "afordable" right-back , because other than IF valencia and TOTY Alves , no one is better than this guy . Trust me , i know he is a little bit harder to link than the guys mentioned , but give him a go . The combination of great pace , size , workrates , stamina , ball control make him a cheap beast . I know he is not cheap at close to 50k , but comparing with the prices of TOTY Alves and IF Valencia , i would say that even at 100-150 k he would still be a good deal . After the first week of using him in WL , he has 3 goals , 14 asissts whilst still being a rock in the back .
- He is quick( i use him with shadow)
- Size ( wins most of his duels in air - 6 feet and 90 jumping!)
- Crossing( best crosses i have seen in FIFA)
- Great with ball at his feet
- Great overlaping runs( H/M workrates - for me are the best ones)
- Good defending
- 2 stars skills moves ( for me it s not an issue)
Before buying this card, I used his first in-form which I thought was great at the time but thought I'd spend the extra 10k or so to upgrade him to this card. I wasn't exactly expecting much more from him but this card blew me away. With an anchor card on him, he was lightning fast and would nearly always catch the winger trying to make a break and push him off the ball. I would have kept Vrsaljko for longer but the Zanetti sbc was down to 210k and I couldn't afford to miss out on a 92 rated icon for such a low amount of money, but in all honesty Zanetti is only slightly better than Vrsaljko so I'm not sure if I made the right decision there.
Very quick, can keep up with nearly all wingers
Good physicality and able to knock most people off the ball
Great defensive stats (especially with anchor) and a great tackler
Good passing ability, able to find my Bale with a through ball down the line almost every single time
Although he was very quick, there were still a few wingers who could easily slip past him. But in fairness every player will have that happen to them at some point so I might be being a little bit harsh here.
Shooting was not his strong point but as an RB, what are people expecting?
Fullbacks are an important part of your squad. I like them strong and fast, and that kind is extremely rare. With Vrsaljko 2nd IF I've found one to fulfill these criteria on the right hand side. But he is not only fast and strong. His crossing is insane. He is like a ballmachine fiering balls over the pitch like nothing and his buildup play is highly secure, too. I also use his high shotpower to create 2nd ball chances, which actually works very good and sometimes he finds the net with his longshots. The only thing I don't like about him is his dribbling which can sometimes feel like a mis-coding. It happens 1-2 times per game that he doesn't carry the ball close to his feet and turns way more than you wanted.
- Fast and strong 1 on 1 machine
- Amazing distributor
- Sometimes loses ballcontrole out of nowhere
This guy is the best RB in the game, he`s tall (good for air dispute in the area), he`s fast and strong(can deal with CR7 for example), HE`S AMAZING!
Don`t know why people don`t use him more. I think his price should be over 50k coins, and it would still be cheap!
- VERY CHEAP!
- His country, it`s dificult to link with another players than LaLiga.