Most people think of using this Marquinho's card as a CDM due to his great pass and ability with the ball, but also because his strength seems too low for a CB. I must say that, having tried him in division 5 and weekend league, this hasn't been a con at all. His great defending stats alongside with his composure and reactions make him a player who always gets clean tackles and passes the ball to the midfield or even directly the attack without fail. Furthermore, his 91 jumping makes his 6'0" unnoticeable.
Dribbling (very good for a CB)
Maybe physicality but not really a big issue
Got him untradable a while back (when he still was 87-rated) from an the player pick SBC. Used him a while as CB and was pretty happy with him, although he didn't really stood out. Then, I finally had the balls to change him to CDM on 7 chem in the attached squad. (Thinking of buying Cavani CLL and Neymar).
What a pleasant suprise! A CDM as a CDM should be. Strong, awesome in defending and a great passer! (90 short passing / 87 long passing) He really acts as my stronghold in the midfield in the 4-2-2-2 formation. Where the other CDM (now still Rakitic) can focus more on attacking.
- Be aware of his stamina! By letting him stay back / conservative interceptions you 'tackle' this but he's just not a box-to-box player.
- Don't shoot with him! My grandma has a better right foot
- Defending / Physical
- Pitch presence