So I had the SIF 91 Griezmann and had a good amount of La Liga players anyway so decided to do the SBC to upgrade, It cost me around £450k in coins but in return you also get some pretty darn good packs to go with your Griezmann along the way and probably netted around £150k from these, so all told it was pretty worth it. The card itself plays very well, it has a lot more balance than the SIF card, the passing is streaks and streaks better, and the shooting and pace is always decent with any Griezy card - the finesse finishing is greatly improved on this card as opposed to any card of his i've had before. I use him with Hawk and when he's clean through, it's pretty much a goal every time, his strength whilst isn't great is noticeably improved, and he seems to be able to hold the ball up well. I use him up front with Messi in a 3-5-2 formation and have never looked back. Overall if you're a Griezy fan like me, he's certainly worth the buy.
Passing greatly improved
Finishing - Basically every shot is a goal
Overall balance of card - plays very well and smoothly
Slight con for strength but not needed
I completed the La Liga set for about 450K with the vast majority of these coins paid for Real, Barcelona and Atletico (what a surprise). Basically, I sold my TIF Mertens, and for this money I got Griezmann (shitty packs didn't compensate me anything). This is why my immediate question was: is he actually better than Mertens and can he now become the quick and agile striker my squad lacks? While on paper, the two players are quite similar (except for the very feeble constitution of Mertens), after several games played with Griezmann (Hawk), I can definitely say: yes, he is a very good upgrade. He is just as fast and ubiquitous as Mertens was. His medium defensive workrate makes him come down closer to midfield sometimes, but he is speedy enough to keep up with any counterattack. His positioning is excellent, his finishing and long shots are deadly. In addition, he possesses top-tier passing skills, and many times he managed to set up Van Basten (playing beside him as a target man) for a perfect 1 on 1 or made great crosses from a flank. What excited me most were his aerial abilities. Despite his mediocre height and weak body type, he just keeps scoring headers all the time - probably due to his perfect positioning, jumping, and heading accuracy. He is definitely stronger than Mertens, but not strong enough to protect the ball from those huge centerbacks. His weak right foot didn't bother me much until now. Overall, a quick, agile and versatile forward that is able to enhance almost any squad.
- Deadly shooting
- Classy passing
- Surprisingly good in the air
- For some - medium defensive workrate
WOW, what a card, he is, so far, the best striker I've used this year. I did La Liga sbc the same day it was released. Best thing I did. He is so clinical inside the box, his left foot is gold, he fights every ball around him. He is fast and his dribbling is amazing. Heading and FK accuracy are brilliants as well.
+ clinical inside the box
+ Unstoppable once he has the ball.
- weak foot
Griezmann has now played 50 games for me now scoring 87 in the 50 games I have played. The first 40 games I played with him were on the weekend league in which I finished with Gold 2. Griezmann will score you goals from anywhere on the pitch. With his high finishing, pace and dribbling he truly is a complete forward.
I found his finesse shots to be overpowered beating legend keepers and defenders left right and centre, where can you go wrong? many people review his weak foot to be unpredictable but on this card with 90 composure he will score 90% of shots with his weak foot.
The stand out for this card would be his overall attacking play, playing him in striker is a must if you want to use his full potential and it's fully worth it to buy a hunter chemistry style to max out his overall pace and shooting stats.
Overall I would like to say he is an all round brilliant striker and with High/ Medium work rates and his 86 stamina he will run the opposition ragged for the full 90 minutes and even extra time. If you're clever when doing this SBC you could pick him up for around 530k just be sure to snipe the players if you're low budget, the rewards from the packs are worth it as I made half the coins back through the packs after doing the SBC especially when packing a nice Lewandowski.
Thanks for reading my review I hope it gives you an insight to how amazing this card is.
- Long shots
- Shot power
- Weak foot
- Skill moves
Physically he remembers Messi: agile, fast, 4-star skills, good passage and good resistance.
4-1-2-1-2 seems to be his ideal : suffers as lone striker in a 4-3-3 / 4-3-2-1 / 4-5-1 (because of his sizes 174 cm x 72 kg), but used in a two-man attack its potential is unlocked not having to directly face the defenders with greater physicality.
Deadly finalizer especially in driven shot at hte far post.
Would like to test him with Dybala and Crespo, supported by Vieira (for the agreement).
Dribbling & Agility
3* Weak Foot