Henrik Larsson is a pure finisher. Heading, bicycles, volleys, you name it. His dribbling is decent, but don't expect too much. he can still do some OP skill moves, such as the heel to heel(shot fake version) and can do the occasional step over feint to beat a few players. I've used him for quite a while, so he doesn't seem as good as when I started using him. His shooting is very good. His high finishing is quite clear. Yet his longshots and shot power are not the greatest. From the edge of the box, he can score. if you put enough power on it, he can score into the top corner. His longshots are quite irrelevant for me, as his shot power feels too low. But he has scored a 40 yard screamer before. He can function as a left winger, right winger, right attacking mid, or even a left attacking mid. He's that good. Back post headers truly work with him, and he feels similar to his 90 rated. Honestly, I was working on the prime Larsson card, until I packed this guy. Obviously I haven't even considered getting the 90 rated. He's pretty much the same(I've tried his loan). But with tots here, he is starting to fade away. Now, tots Higuain is leading the line for me, while Larsson is placed out wide.
Henrik "Henke" Larsson is probably the best player I've ever used in FIFA! I packed him in Squad Battle rewards, and I was ecstatic, because I thought I would never pack an Icon this year. However, I didn't think his stats were as great as I thought they would be (because it's an ICON). But in the first match I played with him, I didn't really care about that anymore. It was love at first sight. It is the greatest card I've ever played with, and I will probably never sell him. His pace is good, his shooting is phenomenal (especially his finishing, but he can also score long-shots). The physical part of his game is fantastic, he never gets pushed off the ball by the defenders. He scores goals with both feet, and with his 92 heading accuracy, the defenders can't stand a chance when it comes to headers. I really recommend this card to players who like to use strong, physical, quick and agile players, as this is a well-rounded card.
Shooting (finishing and long-shots)
Price (but he's an Icon, so who cares)
I've used Henrik Larsson for 50 games now so i felt it was time to give a review. Since the start of fifa when I packed pogba I was seriously interested in this card. His work-rates are perfect, positioning fantastic and a clinical finisher. Three star skills means he might not be able to solo run past the opponents entire team but thats not really what hes about. He gets into perfect positions, if you pass it on to him his dribbling is nice, and good enough to get into the box and finish or one of his incredible finesse shots. He has the finesse shot trait which is VERY present when you get off a finesse with him, they are nothing short of amazing. His pace is plenty to beat defenders with a hawk or a hunter or somehting to increase pace, hes just strong enough to not get bullied off the ball too easily but hes not Ibra so dont expect to shield the ball from the halfway line to goal.
He seems to be able to score really nicely on either foot, haven't really experienced any problems with that 4 star weakfoot yet. His passing felt nice in game for quick one twos to get past the defence.
He doesn't really have that many cons, the only thing I could put is that for some reason when your looking for a pass (its probaly just me) but he seemed to wander offside significantly and on the regular, but this wasnt a problem as it was almost as if he was finding a slot for the perfect position which he most of the time seems to find.
The amount of goals he scored might not seem amazing, but the way I play he fits perfectly as I have martial and third inform sterling to make runs infront of him, and the fact his ingame face and player is sick is an added bonus.
- Finesse Shots
- Strong enough
- Occasionaly wonders offside, enough to notice but not enough to really impact the game negatively.
- If you have to play past 90 minutes and its been an intense game then he can sometimes be low on stamina, but this usually isnt a problem
At first i was saving money to afford and an icon while this hard process i have faced against this beast and he hammered me..Actually it was falling in love at first look.Then i bought him and he scored 118 goals and made 28 assist in 81 game (wl and div3-4)
He has got good traits like tries to beat the defensive line and chip shot.With chip shot he can simply chip from any angle and distance.In addition he is rapid as rocket.he is always at the position that he has to be.By the way he is one of the cheapest st icons.So if you are looking for a st icon he is friendly for your wallet and enemy of your oppenents :)
Strength ( if he cant outpace the defender at first try (or lets say bailly) he loses the ball.
Sometimes he is staying at offside.
I tried Larsson (Hawk) as a single upfront striker in a 4231. Now you might think "well, of course that's not going to work out that great" but hold on a minute. I played with Mertens as single striker for a while. I prefer Strikers who can dribble and hold the ball this way before playing a deadly pass, usually to my CAM, or create chances themselves with dribbling or by being in the right spot at the right time. So Mertens worked out great because he had all those attributes but at 42 Strength, I just had issues with him against opponents who defended well. All I needed was someone similar to Mertens at around 700k or lower (PC) with Strength of at least 65 or more, ideally 70+. Larsson seemed to work as he was taller, had 71 Strength on Hawk, good Dribbling Stats, high Aggression and good Pace as well as strong finishing. Or so I thought.
Because Larsson did not only not work out, he made my entire team worse.
Why I didn't like him:
Larsson should be good off the ball but he wasn't. In fact he was all too happy to make himself unavailable by making bad moves when I needed an outlet. Most of the time I had to play with 10 men. His trait says he tries to beat the defensive line, but he only ever tried when there was no way to play him in or on the wing, I will get to that. So it's no surprise he only scored 14 goals for me in addition to 16 assists in just under 60 games. Horrible. Mertens trippled this by the way.
Larsson also has incredibly disappointing finishing considering the price. I always like to reference how a player does against de Gea because de Gea ist a monster in this year's Fifa. For example Dybala is so good it doesn't matter whether someone has de Gea or not, he will score. Larsson however scored 1 goal against de Gea, whom I must have faced at least 20 times in the Weekend League. He scored it because the net was almost empty. I tried a lot of things with him: Low Drivens are just not fast enough, normal shots not precise enough, finesse shots either go wide or into the reach of the keeper. Of course he did score a few goals so he didn't always fail but my thought was: I have an Icon now, I will convert more chances. The opposite was the case. At times he actually does have a very powerful seemingly unstoppable shot. But this is so inconsistent I can't really take it as a given.
And then there is his passing. It's really hit and miss, sometimes he bottled easy passes which was an annoyance. But then again he did manage to create a few chances and make a few key passes, even though his stats wouldn't suggest this as much. So his passing really isn't all that terrible. It's just worse than the ability I was hoping for.
His ultimate downfall however in MY way of playing was the fact that even though his dribbling is actually quiet good, he only has 3* Skillmoves. Now Larsson has the trait "tries to beat defensive line" which makes him a great outlet for passing it down the wing and looking for a teammate or get inside. You might not like doing this and want him to stay central and only poach the goals in which case read what I said before. Having this trait does make him prone to those runs however and you then just need the 4* skills even if you don't plan on using them as much for a simple reason: you will be predictable otherwise.
So Larsson made runs down the wing and if he actually got the ball which didn't always happen because, as I said, he wasn't doing so great off the ball, he was stuck. So I had a choice of playing to him and go on to hope that I would somehow find a teammate (but the passing isn't great) or get past (but he is predictable) or ignore him. In which case I was down to 10 men basically.
Now if you, like so many others, play a narrow 2-striker-formation, you should probably play him on hunter and it should work out alright. After all he isn't all that expensive and it's nice to have an icon. But if you play 1 striker and a your game is a little more demanding: STAY CLEAR.
Icon (links and also people have too much respect sometimes and overcommit)
Can absolutely not play as lone striker