Player Review

Thiago - 88 - IF
4.5
IF Thiago Alcantara
By FalcaoIsGoat, 09-02-2020

First off, I am a decent player, I'm in div 4, and I get 15-20 wins in WL, depending on the gameplay. To link this card, I play a 4-3-3 with 88 Coutinho LW, 88 Osimhen ST, 87 Okocha RW, Him LCM, 87 Aouar CM, 84 Mendes RCM, 87 Alba LB, 85 Lenglet LCB, 87 Kamara RCB, 84 Atal RB, and 91 Ter Stegen GK. In game I have tried him in a 4-3-3(2) at CDM, with Aouar and Mendes as my CMs with a shadow. He is hands down the best playmaker I have ever used. He is not strong, he's not a good stand tackler, but his interceptions and slide tackles are top class. He has silky smooth dribbling and skill moves, and his agility and balance combo is very noticeable.His passes from the #6 spot are superb. His short passes ares crisp and accurate, and he can play long passes on a dime, and he has good vision and curve. He has enough stamina to last 90 mins in the #6 spot, as long as you do stay back in tactics. I also have tried him in a 4-2-3-1 at CAM with a hunter, and he plays well there also. He has made some interceptions in the attacking third that have lead to many goals. His shooting is mediocre, he has good long shots, but sometimes misses 1v1s. His volleys are also very good, when I'm winning by a few goals, I have scored several volleys after rainbowing a defender. The one thing that really suprised me with this card is his pace. With both a hunter and a shadow, he is very fast. the agility and acceloration brings his tight-space dribbling to another level. The downside to playing him at the 10 is his stamina. He normally has to be subbed out 75% of the way through most games. I would not recommend playing him at CDM with another defensive mid with him. You have to let him sit between the 2 CBs and distribute from the back. Overall, I like this card very much, he is fun to use, and also very cheap and linkable.

  1. Pace, He is suprisingly fast with a hunter or shadow, probably due to his acceloration + agility.
  2. Dribbling, It is almost impossible to steal the ball from this guy, he is so quick, has great balance, and high agility plus 5* skills.
  3. Passing, Him and storyline Aouar both put on shows with their perfect passing ever y game.
  4. Interceptions, Very good interceptions, and he stops alot of promising attacks by being in the right spot defensively.
  5. Volleys \ Long Shots, Good long shots, he has scored a few stunning goals from outside the 18, and his volleys are straight up rediculous.
  6. Versatility, He can do the job at any of the midfield roles. In my opinion, he is best as a lone CDM with shadow.
  7. Slide Tackles, Great sliding challenges. He does a good job of sliding while keeping the ball at his feet so I can get a quick counter.
  1. Stamina, This is my biggest issue with this card. He can play a full game at CDM, but not CM or CAM.
  2. Stand Tackling, Not great stand tackles, but if you know how to play this card, he shouldn't need to do that much defending.
  3. Strength, He has good balance, so it doesn't effect him on the ball, but it does effect his stand tackles.
  4. Weak Foot, But he'll just outside of the foot it if it's on his left.
Formation: 433-2
Position: CDM
Games: 70
GPG: 0.33
APG: 0.64
4.5
Overall
5.0
Value
5.0
GC
3.5
Stamina
Pace (8/10)
Shooting (7/10)
Passing (10/10)
Dribbling (10/10)
Defending (6/10)
Physicality (6/10)
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