This guy is probably one of the most effective CAMs ive used are so far in a 4231. After having just sold CR7 i needed somebody to fill the goal void with zlatan.
He managed to score 36 goals in 40 games for me, the majority of which were in the weekend league helping me push into elite 3. The way this guy glides past defenders is incredible, because of his work rates and pace his runs in behind are so quick and he consistently makes runs throughout the whole game. however when you're not sprinting, i recommend using the special dribbling functions. (LB turns and LT+RT control) as his ball control is incredible and if you know how to dribble and skill in game properly he'll be able to get round defenders with no problems at all. Putting deadeye on this guy is perfect, his pace is basically maxed out as is his dribbling: deadeye puts his finishing up to 90 (his shooting has been incredible for me) and the quality of passes he makes are really good too especially his crosses into the box. However if you sprint way too much with this guy don't expect his stamina to be great in the 2nd half. IF i was to compare him to players i'd describe him as a mix of messi's dribbling, passing and shooting with mbappes pace.
pace pace pace
insane shooting (especially post-patch finesses with deadeye)
great through balls and passing in general (with deadeye)
His height is a benefit for this type of player build (low centre of gravity, fast and great dribbler)
lack of heading
3 star WF (not too much of an issue majority of the time though)
I packed this guy from David Villa SBC and for me he is an absolute beast. He does fit perfectly in my squad as a right CAM (in-game left CAM) beside Willian fbday, OTW Cancelo and Emre Can Carniball. Douglas Costa does play very similar to my 91 Maradona, but for me he is even more agile, way faster and does have a better dribbling as my baby Maradona. Therefore pace and dribbling are outstanding! Now let's come to his shooting. While putting Deadeye on him, he has 90 Finishing and he didn't often miss a goal. So don't be fooled by his base stat of 75. In addition to that his long shots are AMAZING!! Shot power is unreal, curve as well. Passing is solid, crossing more than good. His stamina is perfectly sufficient for 90 minutes, even in extra time he can perform as a gamechanger.
I don't care that much about the stats, after 15 games he scored 9 goals and assisted 7 in division 2 + a few squad battle games on legend.
His biggest con is his strenght, even with a chem style still bad. But if you play very skillfull like me, it isn't an issue.
All in all I can highly recommend him and I don't regret the costs of 475k.
- 5* Skills
- 3* WF