Having saved all my packs for the community TOTS, I was happy to pull Godin (untradeable) last weekend. I threw him in my squad for Weekend League alongside baby Hierro and was pleasantly suprised by his quality. With shadows over 20k on the market and Godin already at 95 base defending, I opted to go with a catalyst chem style for the +10 pace boost and the passing boost. With 85 pace (catalyst), Godin is just fast enough to deal with the speedsters up top, although several times I was willing him on to get an extra step. In all though, the 85 pace is just enough. In terms of defending, he steps perfectly and has great interceptions. He almost never got caught out in the open field and led my team in tackles. With 97 strength, he wins nearly every ball in the air. I did notice a boost in his passing as a result of the catalyst; his passes were laser-guided and pinged right to feet. Dribbling was average and shooting is a negligible factor. If you are running a Serie A squad or looking for a cheap CB, this card at 80k is a steal, even if he may be outside the meta. My personal highlight with him was playing a guy who was much better than me - nearly the entire game was played in front of my goal, and even though I lost 2-1 in ET, Godin won MOTM as a defender with 6 tackles, at least 3 or 4 blocks, and a goal-line clearance. The heart of Uruguay's defense was rock solid for me all weekend.
- Defending (interceptions, tackling, everything)
- Physicality (strength: wins every header)
- Pacey enough with either catalyst or shadow (not sure about engine)
- high defensive workrate
- not a top tier CB
- max pace is 88 with shadow