After packing Bale, Lukaku and IF Reus in my rewards (yes, I'm flexing), I decided to do some major upgrades to my squad. CB pairing was easy. Ramos and Varane, but I wasn't sure who to use on the left; Alba or Marcelo
I read a couple of reviews saying Marcelo is more dependable going forward, but a risk at the back.
After playing a full weekend league with him, I can confidently say that is utter shash!
He was incredible at the back. Sure, his work rates sometimes pulled him out of position, and his pace vs. The quicker players like MBappe was sometimes evident, BUT, he always tecovered. If I didn't know any better, I'd argue his tackling and reactions were in the high 80s/low 90s. His pace feels around 85, and his ball control, crossing and general passing do not disappoint at all.
I was also surprised at seeing his strength after checking his card. He feels like his strength is definitely in the high 80s, rather than the 78 it claims to be.
Fair to say, I won't be trying out anyone else. Gonna stick with this dude until I pull Roberto Carlos.
Excellent on the ball
Great range of passing
Crossing is on point
Despite being slow, most times he'll catch up with the opposition player.
Not as fast as other full backs