Messi feels like the most complete Attacker in the game. Unbelievable Ball control, pace, passing, and shooting. He slots in perfectly to the META of this current FIFA. In previous versions his size and physical stats inhibited him, but not this time around. Its very hard to lose the ball with him and when playing a possession style of play he dominates. Seems like a no brainer to say if you have the chance, buy this card!
Pace - This is the lowest its ever been in FUT for Messi. But that doesn't stop him from feeling extremely fast. His acceleration is still above 90 and it shows when you're in game.
Shooting - All around fantastic. Exactly what you would expect from a card like this. Take as many chances as you can because he seems to slot in some crazy shots you would never expect. Finesse shots feels great and so do his power shots.
Passing - This could be one of the best passing Messi's when it comes to his base card and it shows. He is great for playing a one two through the middle and sets up some great assists when on the counter.
Dribbling - This is where his card shines, its almost impossible to lose the ball with him. Although you should never say never, he is extremely hard to dispossess if you can get a good grasp at this editions dribbling. Ball control matched with his acceleration he can hold the ball in tight and burn a defender when he gets the space he needs. All around one of the most fun dribblers in recent FIFA.
Physical - His stats here are low and there are times that his low strength inhibits him. But in this FIFA i dont think its as much as a priority, it is something to keep in mind tho.
I would have loved to seem him at 5* WF but its not too noticeable.
As of now his stamina is around 75, its not terrible and doesnt affect him too much but you can definitely tell he gets tired on the pitch.