He was a supersub in the above team and is now Starting in my Squad Battles team. Untradeable reward i wasn't too sure how to feel about.. Until i started using him.
Now this review reflects him as a RM in a 4-4-2 to replace Lucas or as a starter in WorldClass + Squad battles.
I'll be honest it upsets me because in real life he is amazing to watch.
Dribbling - close control with this card is incredible. He can weave past players with ease.
Passing - His passing range and vision is fantastic. Sometimes you play a pass and he decides that he see's a better one. Instead of going where your brain wants it to go he seems to put it to the best place for the ball to go. 90% of the time at least.
Pace - this card feels slow. You can dribble around and past players.. but you need to beat each player 2/3 times because they will catch you again.
Shooting - he doesn't get in the positions out on the RM for me. His finesse will probably be amazing but after 10 games i haven't had the chance for it.
Physical - Weak and gets tired after 80 mins. That's all i can say.
Defending - as a RM he doesn't intercept. Doesn't track back. Though it isnt his game i understand that.
I achieved this card through my player picks, and honestly wasn't very happy with him but at least he is 86 rated and decided to give him a try.
In game I switched to an 433(4) vormation with Gomez on LW, Koke on CAM, Icardi at striker and Silva at RW.
81 pace doesn't look like a lot, and to be honest it isn't. Although pace isn't really a big factor this year, a bit of pace is always welcome. With 81 pace he doesn't run past defender like POTM Lucas does but his dribbling made up for that. Long story short, 81 pace just enough for a winger.
77 Shooting, which again isn't really much, he won't score any amazing long shots or power shots with his 74 shotpower and 75 longshots, but finesse shots, woah, amazing. Honestly 85 curve is just a joke. In game it does feel a lot more and especially perfect timed finesse shots will 9/10 go in, even from outside the box. Shooting is okay but nothing special.
85 passing, since I used him as a RW, short passing with the CM and RB was very important and honestly he never made a bad pass, and can easily go along with my fast style of playing. With Icardi with high heading stats, crossing also played a big role. 87 crossing is perfect when you play with a striker like Icardi, Aduriz or Diego Costa.
90 dribbling, By far his best stat on the card. Amazing dribbling, can flow passed players like he is Messi. The lack of pace he has, is compensatefd with the insanely high dribbling. It's a gift from God! I also used a sniper card on him to boost his shooting and dribbling and it made him even play better and his dribbling isn't from this world anymore.
Jumping, strength and Aggression are very low, so don't expect too much from his physical side. His stamina is 83 and I feel it's just enough to be playable.
In the beginning I didn't expect much but he was a very good player in game, although his stats don't always show it. I would give this card a 7.5 out of 10