Player Review

90 - Icon
5.0
A 100% Slept On Icon Beast!
By WolfhowlerTGHD, 14-05-2020

Guardiola's Prime Icon Card is absolutely slept on this late into the game!


Honestly, the best review I can give this card is that he plays like Kante in-game with the physicality and height to match forwards for over-the-top through balls and corners to head the ball away!


Playing him alongside a more attack-minded midfielder along the lines of De Jong or Kovacic actually leads to an insane duo! I seriously do not understand how Pep goes for such a cheap price when Petit's prime and Gullit's baby card goes for around 600k! Pep's passing also feels amazing, I never feel the urge to pass the ball off to another player to perform an incisive pass because Pep can do them just the same! I really think this is one of the most underrated cards in Fifa 20 and I hope others get to feel the quality of Pep's CDM capabilities without having to spend over a million coins on an overpriced Icon that is 'hyped' by the pros as a good card.


Pace: Is able to catch up with 95+ pace attackers! Got opponents abusing the center with TOTSSF Vardy, Adama but it actually feels a bit unfair that Guardiola is able to catch up with the amount of pace he has.


Shooting: I mean you shouldn't be shooting with a CDM regardless, but he'll definitely slot in the easy squared ball.


Passing: Again his passing is amazing, I am surprised that as such a defensive-minded CDM he is capable of the passing that he is!


Dribbling: I mean nothing to shout about but definitely gets the job done. He can dribble, hold the ball in the middle of the pitch with no problems whatsoever. We ain't looking for Neymar here. His agility, balance and reactions are really good in-game and just seem to intuitively work with the card, not wonky what so ever.


Defending: THE MAN CAN DEFEND. He steals the ball like butter, performs perfect tackles, and holds down players with ABSOLUTE EASE. Honestly, if I had to liken his defending to anything i'll have to say feels like Kante and that is extremely high praise.


Physicality: His jumping and height definitely gets the job done for goal-kicks, corners, and over-the-top throughs. His strength and aggression could be better but with an anchor, the problem is completely solved.


Definitely pair him with a more attack-minded midfielder and watch your midfield tear your opponent apart. Honestly find it hard to find someone staying for the whole game with the number of times Guardiola stops people's attacks from formulating in the first place.


Price: He is so cheap for an icon!

Defending: Absolute beast

Passing: Passes like butter


Shooting: But why are you shooting with a CDM bruh

Formation: 4231
Position: CDM
Games: 22
GPG: 0.05
APG: 0.23
5.0
Overall
5.0
Value
3.0
GC
5.0
Stamina
Pace (9/10)
Shooting (3/10)
Passing (9/10)
Dribbling (7/10)
Defending (10/10)
Physicality (8/10)
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