Man. I was so excited to use this guy when I bought him. Picked him up for 205k, and I couldn't wait to use him.
First game I played, he was amazing. Couldn't be beaten. After then it just went down hill.
Let me get one thing straight, this man is good. Very good. However, and its a big however, is 205k worth it for a keeper, right now in the current state of Fifa 18? No.
He *is* the best keeper on the game, but all keepers are relatively easily beaten on Fifa 18. Unless you're up against people constantly making rash shots or longshots, he's not worth dishing out on. Unless of course you're loaded, in which case why are you bothering with reviews, go get him.
My point is essentially - only buy him if you've completed the rest of your team. Don't buy him instead of getting, idk, Boateng say. JB would benefit you more.
He's the best keeper in the game.
Being the best keeper on FIFA 18 is like being the best actor in Hollyoaks. It means nothing
Neuer is a fantastic keeper. He makes some saves that very simply can't be done by others. His positioning is superb and it feels like he comes out of net on his own to stop cut backs and grounded crosses and the fact that he is 6'4 is also just spectacular
He is tall. People say height is super important, and because of his height he is able to really stretch across the net to make those hard saves. He is also really fun to score penalties with. he is a really good passer of the ball as well. If I ever have to back pass to him I can rely on his passing accuracy to get me out of any sticky situations.
His only real con is his price. I don't agree with the fact that he is about 180K (on xbox) and for that price you could get any other bundesliga keeper and get some other world class players.
He's on another level, can definitely see why he's the top rated GK released so far.
Diving - I'm very impressed with some diving saves of him, if I still had Leno I would've conceded much less goals.
Kicking - Like I said, he's on another level and his kicking stat isn't a lie, reached Hernandez or Overmars alot of times.
Positioning - Now this is the thing that feels like god for me, honestly this feels like 97+, always on the right spot.
Price - Luckily I packed him but he's very expensive for a goalie which I wouldn't do if I didn't pack him.
Got him when I went to a BPL/Bundesliga hybrid and played over 100 games with him now. I was expecting great things from the highest rated rare gold keeper in the game but found him underwhelming overall. Maybe 1 in 10 games he has a blinder but for the rest of the time you may as well have a scarecrow in goal. Honestly. For the price, you should be getting more saves.
In this FIFA the low driven shot is way OP. You need a guy that can do something, sometimes about this. Neuer does nothing, ever. Fahrmann is like 1/15th of the cost and will give you more saves because of the 'saves with feet' trait. Even general saveable shots he underperformed. I understand if it goes in top corner but he was conceding shots 1m either side of him. Way too many on his near post too.
The only thing good about him is his speed off the line (you can smother those 1 v 1's pretty consistently if the opponent sprints too hard) and his kicking- probably the most pinpoint kicking I've experienced with a keeper tbf. The driven pass out of the hands was awesome and led to some counter attack goals. But if you're looking for a guy to give you a few extra wins over a WL, I don't think Neuer is it. Most games my opponent converted ALL of their shots on target and this just seems wrong.
Speed off the line
Lack of saves
Neuer is 92 rated making him the "best" keeper on the game but he is nowhere near that. He is so prone to small mistakes or massive mistakes that he will drive you insane ! He does make the occasional big save but his mistakes outweigh his big saves. He had one instance where icon Hernandez headed it from a corner at the most impossible to angle to score from but Neuer decided to let it in... I would be better off with Begovic in goal than Neuer this year !
I would avoid him for two reasons:
- His price to save ratio is stupid.
- He will not win you games
- Occasional big save
- His price for the "best" keeper
- Makes huge mistakes at times that will cost you games
- Tendency to not save the easy shots even when you re-adjust