87 rated Striker with Marksman chem style, 5* Skills, 4* Weak Foot, 6'5" for 5k coins.
When I saw this, I made a team that would work around him despite having limited competitive options in MLS. So this squad (which is built in 4312 for full chem) might not be good enough to last through the winter, but right now it's very competitive. Some IF cards to Martinez or Alessandrini will make using Ibra in the future an option.
Even though he is slow, his strength holds off defenders on a break away. I feel like unless the card has 92+ pace, defenders are catching you anyways, so strength is more important. I would still not play him as a lone striker. You need another player in the box to create space and pace: then Ibra will make some very smart short runs for an easy finish, or post up and use his strength for a quick turn and rocket finish. I'm waiting for the opportunity to score a rocket from distance, but in this formation my midfielders are taking most of the long shots.
Also a great target for crosses. He is clinical with headers.
Ibra is great to hold up play and let other players make runs. His passing is more than enough for the target man role (but make sure his instructions are balanced). 5* skills are the icing on the cake. It creates options to dribble with this 6'5" monster and your opponent can never guess what you will do next. If he can shoot, hold the ball, pass, or dribble, he is very hard to defend.
Absolutely monstrous (Marksman Chem Style).
As you'd expect, he's a phenomenal target man who has also great touch and dribbling and absurd shooting + 4*WF.
As you'd not expect, his pace and stamina (his worst stat) hasn't been a problem at all for me. he doesn't need either of those thanks to his lazy workrates. He just stays still in attack, receveing balls from teammates and creating chances with his shooting, dribbling, passing and physical
5*SM + Dribbling (God)
Physical (do i need to explain why?)
Threat on corners and crosses (half of his goal were from crosses, half of these were bycicle kicks)
4*WF (good enough)
Passing (good enough)
Workrates (perfect for a slow guy with 0 stamina like him)
LEAGUE AND NATION (MLS and Swedish players suck, let alone his strong links, until alessandrini hopefully gets an inform)
Pace (not for me but don't sprint with this guy)
Stamina (same as pace)
Zlatan is back! Fantastic card this year considering pace means very little, he can beat players and hold them off easily.As many of you that have played the game will know, pace means nothing considering that you can beat a player and they will be right back infront of you. Fortunately once you beat defenders with Zlatan, they struggle to get back around him. Using L2 (or whatever it is on XBOX) to hold off defenders works a dream! I find using skills too easy with him as if you missjudge it he manages to still barge the defenders away. Must buy for me considering price
- Backs into player trait
- Perfect CAM