So I was looking at the last review of Smolov and I didn't personally agree with it. So here is my verdict on Smolov. I play him up top with Balotelli, moving Lucas out to the right hand side. And all I can say is wow! he changes the game so often for me, because he is a target man who I can easily thump the ball up to, and he will win most of the headers. He also has a very nice lick of pace which is especially handy when he comes on in around the 60th minute. I compare him to a faster Arnautovic, simply due to his presence and his finishing abilities.
Pace - 87 is really nice.
Shooting - this guy will hardly miss those timed finishes, and anything that you finesse will float into the corner.
Physicality - 73 is really nice. With an architect, it goes up to 80, which is plentiful.
Heading is superb, doesn't feel like 70 at all.
Very nice overall shooting as well.
...Maybe his agility isn't the highest?
Not a set piece taker, but will be in the box to head it home.
This player is not as great as last year he was, is not as great as his card show
Before use this player i read a lot of great comments about this card and this player so i decide to review its OTW card.
In terms of pace this player is slower than his card show he can´t go wide of defences with less pace than him a thing who made me be a little bit dissapointed.
In terms of shooting his shoot is so decent, he has a great longshot because the 86 in finishing and the 80 in longshot are great numbers but i have less luck my longshots with him go off the post, in the box is decent he connects great headers but he doesen´t score too much, the best thing of this guy is that he can made great bycicle kicks to score some amazing goals.
The worst thing of him, is that he miss a lot of 1vs1 situations vs the keeper.
In terms of pysicality is a player a little bit weak, because of the 75 in strength, he always get tired in min 75-80 because of the 74 in staminia, hope he can get and In Form card and improve this stats.
This card has 4 stars of skills but he is like a truck when he dribbles is so slow in dribbling terms.
I was very disapointed about this review because i think this card would be amazing as last year Smolov card was,I promise you that if this card get an In Form i will give him another chance and i will write another review here in Futbin for us, and i will upload a new video with a new review.
Conclusion: If you have the coins for buy this player don´t buy him there´s a lot of great players in better leagues to use, with the 10.250 coins he value you cant buy Zaha who is in a better league and It´s worth every coin because it´s OP
4 Stars of weak foot
Worst 1 vs 1 againts the rival keeper