Having completed the Bundesliga SBC in anticipation of the added winter refresh card, I saw this Lainer card and wasn't too excited at first. However, having looked at his in game stats in depth, I realised that this card with an anchor could contest baby Zambrotta as my starting RB.
After using him for the first 5 games, I was already sure that he would be my RB till TOTS, as far as RBs are concerned, he is by far the best one, there is the argument that he could be more useful as a CDM, which I have not yet tested out, but with his qualities, I am certain he would be a great addition to the midfield.
Pace: He can catch up with anyone, I faced TOTY Mane and Neymar multiple times, and with the anchor on him, they all struggled to cope with Lainer's pace.
Dribbling: Although his dribbling is not 'game-breaking' as such, it is very much-so respectable, especially for a fullback.
Passing: Very good for a RB, not exceptional but definitely not bad, better than your average RB.
Defending: With the anchor on him, the additional defending seemed to make a large difference, he always seemed to be in position and won most tackles.
Physical: The boost to his strength was necessary, hence the anchor. However, he generally seemed to outmuscle nearly every player he faced. Also, the 99 stamina is a great addition to the card.
Shooting: Fairly basic, yet better than majority of fullbacks.