I gave him engine so he did have a slight pace boost but he felt very fast and was able to outrun a lot of defenders. High sprint speed, acceleration, and agility make this card feel faster than the you would think from looking at him.
I play with my wingers quite wide so he doesn't get into a lot of shooting positions, however when he does, he is certainly capable. His finishing is just average but his long shots from outside the box are excellent.
Again, engine boosted his passing, but with vision (92), crossing (99), short pass (95), long pass (91), and curve (91) all in the 90s, his passing is terrific.
With almost all of his dribbling stats in the upper 90s as well as 5*sm/4*wf he is one of the better dribblers I have played with. Ball at time seems as if it is glued to his feet and is very hard to dispossess.
I love having outside mids with good defense that can win the ball back in attacking positions. While his defensive stats aren't what you would find in a defender, they are very good for an outside mid and he is great at winning the ball back high up the pitch. The drawback is his low defensive workrate so he does not come back and help out in defense as much as I would like.
His strength is not great, but he is certainly adequate at holding defenders off for a decent amount of time. Its also high enough to throw around a lot of other outside mids.
In summary, this is a terrific card for under 150k. He is a lot like Neymar, but with better defending and strength. I would certainly recommend trying him out.
- Defensive capability for an outside mid
- Low defensive work rate