I used Toty Messi in quite a few Fut Drafts - and what can I say. He is simpy perfect, no he is the definition of perfect. Nobody can push him of the ball because his 99 Balance and quite good strength.
His shooting is the best I have ever seen on a player - better than TOTY Ronaldo (I've used both in Draft). The first time I used him he scored 7(!!) goals. 3 in the first 10 Minutes with his first 3 shots - including two amazing longshots. If you finess around the box it's 99% a goal, but also power shots are amazing.
His passing is also on par with EOAE Pirlo.
The best part about him is his dribbling. While TOTY Ronaldo puts the ball quite a bit in front of his foot and because of that he can easily be slidetackled, Messi keeps it extremely close to his feet - too close for the defenders - there is simply no way to stop him if you use him correctly and if the gameplay is good.
The Stamina upgrade is also insane, now he can finally last the whole 90 mins like he does in RL.
If you have the coins, just buy him. Don't even think twice about it.
Buy him and play with the Greates of all time, play with the GOAT of football, which finally is also the GOAT in FIFA.
Trust me, TOTY Ronaldo doesn't even come close to him.
He is without any doubt the best player in fifa. I already had his normal version and when this card came out I sold everything to get enough coins. His shot is always goal, no one can catch the ball if he has it, before was the only problem with Messi that he hadn't got much strength, but now that is almost 80 so that is not a issue anymore. Every pass is good, every shot is a goal, when he dribbles no one can get the ball. He is just perfect. If you have the coins, buy him!!! You can just play with him on 1 chemistry in a team with bronze players, I can assure you that Messi will score. I put anchor on him, beacause he already can everything, except from defending and he is not the strongest, so with anchor he can litteraly do everything.
Shooting (especially his finesse shoot with his left)
the price, but if you have the coins, BUY HIM.
ToTY Messi is the best attacker I have used in FIFA 18 and the second best overall, only to ToTS Zlatan in FIFA 17 (but to be fair, there is only one Zlatan). I feel as though the only player close to being a great value Messi is 93 ToTW Aguero. When I play with this card, I feel as though EA put a little something extra into him because we all know how much EA loves Messi. I still can't believe I pulled this beautiful midget. If you can afford him, I would highly recommend getting him seeing as how Ronaldo is 1.7m more for no reason other than his name value.
- Despite being a midget, his lack of height will never seem like a disadvantage
- Unrealistically strong and rarely gets bitched by defenders
- Perfect pace and his medium work rate seems to help him out in most situations
- Perfect first touches
- Perfect dribbling
- Perfect shooting
- Perfect passing
- Able to score off headers at an unreasonable rate due to his positioning and jumping
- Decent defender if you're good on defense and need him to press
- Expensive, but considering who you're getting, I'm gonna have to say worth
He is simply other-worldly. There is no better player on this game as far as i am concerned. TOTY messi can blatantly walk into your opponents defence and come out the other side with the ball glued to his foot. Best player I have used by a country mile.
I bought this card about a week after TOTY. It played wonderful! Was the best and fastest player I have used this fifa. This past week I feel he was not as good as he once was. I dont know if the game mechanics changed slightly or what but he gets taken off the ball with ease and the slow defenders easily keep up with him now. I personally dont care for him anymore after this week.