This is my first ever review, so I hope I do well ;)
I packed De Jong in a golden upgrade pack and he fitted perfectly into my squad. I had a red Henderson as well and I played him and Frenkie on the CDM in a 4231 formation. Henderson was held behind and Frenkie was the box-to-box midfielder. I like to play with an extra player in attack, so I have extra options while attacking.
Normally I'm a gold 2/3 player, but with the team I had this weekend (due to immense packluck last week), it was very easy for me to reach gold 2. With that said, let's go on to Frenkie now:
As I said I used him as a classic CM.
His shooting is very good for a CM card. He scored a few longshots just outside the box in my WL. Also his runs into the box are pretty good. I play prime Bergkamp on the CAM with TOTS Richarlison in the striker position. The combinations I made with Bergkamp-De Jong were amazing. I love to play the tiki-taka way on FIFA and with those players up front, it worked fantastically. I could pass the ball to Bergkamp, hit triangle to De Jong and shoot with him in the closest corner. His finishing stat is not amazing, but ingame it feels much better.
Nothing more wanted from a CM.
Well then, I haven't played the best players this fifa yet, but I'm sure this guy is one of the top 8 passing players in the game. Long passes, short passes, through balls... He doesn't care. The ball just goes to the right person every single time.
As I said earlier, his passing is amazing and so is his dribbling. He feels so smooth on the ball. He finishes every skillmove before you can even blink with your eyes. I don't use that much skill moves, but with 4* he is amazing with his feet. His ball control is so high, as the stats say.
You probably expected that passing and dribbling were his best stats and with his body type, his defending would be less. Well, he proved me wrong.
That guy is so good at defending as well. I just click O at the right time and he'll get the ball. He is a very steady defensive mid and he surprised me here. His standing tackles were amazing and he stood very well every time. His defensive positioning is also really good. I select my CDM's and just wait until my opponent does something dangerous, because that's the best way to defend I think. Frenkie stood very well every time and was covering a lot of passing lines when I selected Henderson.
With the body type he has, you'd expect him to get pushed of the ball very easily, but that's not true at all. He is very steady on his feet and keeps on his feet. Even when a Kanté, Mbabu or Petit is trying to deal with him. Stamina is 94, but with the way I played him I did get him out around the 70th minute.
This card is amazing and if you can afford him, buy him.
- Maybe he costs a lot for a CDM for some people
- Weak foot, although it didn't really bother me