WOW. What a player! He is an insane CAM/CM who has a lot of attacking presence. I have only played a few games with him (Squad Battles and Div Rivals) but he is clearly world class. Let's break this down:
PACE: Quick, but not speedy. Don't expect a Mo Salah solo run that blazes through the defense. However, you can expect incisive runs in which Gotze bursts into space.
SHOOTING: Better than the stats tell. He's no Ronaldo, but his close finishing and attack positioning come up big. He is precise and has yet to miss a sitter for me. As for 30-yard screamers, there is the off chance that they'll fly in, but don't expect it every time.
DRIBBLING: Smooth. Enough said. Hardly a stray touch that leaves him vulnerable.Those 4* skills are a nice touch as well (see what I did there?)
PASSING: I bet if I was better at FIFA, he would always have 100% accuracy. Unfortunately, I am sometimes dumb and misplace a pass. The ones he does make are perfectly weighted and slotted through on the attack.
DEFENDING: Surprisingly good. He did win several balls back up top, and his interceptions are very consistent. Don't expect any bone-crunching tackles though.
PHYSICAL: Sadly, this is somewhat of an L. The stamina is good enough for one game, but in extra time he'll be needing a sub. The strength is good enough for a CAM (but he doesn't really need it for an attacking role).
In conclusion, he is a near perfect CAM. If you need a fast counter, he'll deliver. If you want a slow buildup, he'll still deliver. The packs are a bonus as well to make back the coins you spent. It's a shame he left Bayern though.
-Pace (it's good for his role)
-Price (but I was dumb with the SBC's)
So i saw this sbc and i was bored with my full pl team, i sold vvd and deciced to do this and oh boy, what a desicion it was. I play him on this team (https://www.futbin.com/19/squad/1505299)
that is the ingame format the squad coming to match is (https://www.futbin.com/19/squad/1505534) and then what can i say about him. In my team 4231 he as a middle cam plays good passing combos with cdms wing cams and striker to get to shooting positions, also he gives through passes on goal with hell of an accuracy, he is better passer than potm hazard. And with his great positioning he is always on the right place on the passing combos also to shoot one timers with his great shooting on hunter. Only cons ive found is his stamina as he moves alot(not that much of a con as i dont run with him on the ball that much) and his pace(ok but wont beat the meta cbs like bailly, vvd and sanchez). Also his dribbling is godlike with great stats and 4star skills. Also the 4star wf helps alot
Skills and wf
Strength also isn't brillian but he really doesnt need it with his brilliant passing and positioning and ok pace the defender usually isnt anywhere near him
This card is 100k, but for many people it will be cheaper if they have invested or whatever. I'm not sure I would pay full price even though I run a BL side, but I would value him at around 70K. I played about 10 Weekend League games with this card at CAM and I have to say it is really solid. He feels different than you would expect, but you can get used to his card within the first game or so. If you get him and don't like him at first, try changing his chemistry style a few times, that helped me unlock his potential. Added bonus is that a good hyperlink to Reus will be useful to any team to keep that in mind. Overall, I would recommend trying him if you already can get him for less than 75K or have so much money that 100K isn't a lot.
PASSING (godly passing)
Interceptions (when used at CAM)
Ball control is not as good as expected
Height – can be seen as positive with agility though
I have had a Bundesliga squad all year and I skipped out on completing the Marco Reus POTM SBC because I figured that he will probably be getting another 2-3 TOTW'S and a TOTS. However, when I saw this Gotze SBC go live I knew I was going to complete it regardless of the price. The SBC itself ended up being fairly cheap for just about any flashback player but especially for a player of Mario's quality!
I have just wrapped up using Gotze in all 30 FUT Champs games and feel that I can now provide a quality review of his In-Game performance.
There are a few traits about this card that really catch your eye right from the start - Elite passing & dribbling, 4 star skills, 4 star weak foot. For just about any CAM or CF that's exactly what you're looking for if you're going to play the most competitive modes that FIFA can offer. I chose to apply a Hunter chemistry card to him because I felt that if he could be just that little bit quicker he would be extremely effective right behind Timo Werner and Lewandowski. I can't lie...I was spot on.
Apply a Hunter card to Gotze and you're looking at a Pace rating of 90 to go along with 88 Shooting. Insane!
Keep in mind that this Gotze, regardless of any chem style you place on him, has base stats that feature such gems as:
- Better Positioning, Volleys, Short/Long Passing, Balance, Ball Control, Composure, Defending, Strength, and Aggression than Dybala and TOTW Reus.
- Better Positioning, Finishing, Volleys, and all Passing categories than both Mertens and Gabriel Jesus.
- Higher Dribbling in all 5 categories than both Martial (Except "Dribbling" +2) and Ozil.
Gotze felt quick, especially laterally. His sprint speed was plenty to get by most Weekend League defenders and do some serious damage in the final 3rd. The fact that Mario has the Finesse Shot trait makes him absolutely deadly just outside the box when he utilizes his 90 Positioning (95 with Hunter). He always seemed to find the right space and make the perfect run after a 1-2 with Werner or Lewandowski. There were plenty of times where I attempted low driven crosses with either Kimmich or Alaba and I swear Gotze was able to just have that ball become glued to his foot and gather himself for an unstoppable far corner shot with his 91 Finishing.
A joy to use in the Weekend league and a refreshing item to pick up for those of us with Bundesliga teams. I don't pan on replacing him from my CAM spot for a long time this season. Honestly he was worth at least twice the amount that the SBC ended up costing me. Love it!
- Elite Dribbling, Passing, Shooting
- 4 Star Weak Foot & Skills
- Good Chem links for future SBC's
- Can be used in any FUT Mode
- He's only available in a limited time SBC.
Because of the upcoming Black Friday Event I sold my whole Team and made a little Low-Budget Team arround Reus POTM. Then this SBC came out and I just had to complete it. First I was a little bit worried if the 100k I had to invest will be worth for this player, espacially because of his stamina. After 9 games in Division Rivals with him I can absolutely recommand him. He scored 5 and assited another 8 in a 4-1-2-1-2(2) formation as the ZOM. He has a increadible overview, the ball always close to his foot, is able to score awesome finessshots and can also maintain the ball against opponents here and there. Only problem is his stamina of course. I normally have to sub him in 75th, depends on the score at this time
- Good positioning
- Finesse Shots
- 81 pace
- awesome passing
- here and there able to maintain and recover the ball from opponents
- 4* Skills and WF
Stamina and maybe the League. I find it difficult to biuld a team arround him with Reus POTM, but this is maybe because of the formation.