Let me just start by saying I made a Futbin account just to write this review. I’ve been playing since FIFA 14/15, and have always casually been around division 1/2 (not saying I’m good or anything, just that I have quite some FIFA experience). Before I buy a player I’m always looking at the comments/reviews to see what people think about certain aspects of the player before I buy someone. What surprised me though is that Pogba received a lot of “trash” or “overrated” kind of remarks. At the moment I don’t own the man, but that’s because I couldn’t play for a while so I sold all my players. I will now tell you my experience with the absolute unit called Paul Pogba: I played the lad for around 50/60 games if I remember correctly. I played him as a CAM in a 4-1-2-1-2(2), with Rashford and Zaha as strikers. Most people will try him on CM, but I personally thought he lacked defensive stats and that 5* skill moves combined with the strength seemed kind of too fun not to use more up front on the pitch.
I will tell you this, this card is the most fun I’ve had since FIFA 15. My god is this man an absolute tank. His 89 strength makes sure that every defender trying to take the ball from him will be send back to his mother’s house to reconsider even touching the man. He will send them so far back they’ll turn from player to supporter because they won’t be on the pitch anymore after one touch of this guy. The passing is great for a CAM, he’s by no means Pirlo or anything like that but he will deliver the passes you need him to. Dribbling is debatable, some will like it some will hate it. I do admit the balance can be an issue, but after I slapped an Engine on the man and played a few games with him I got the hang of his movement. Who needs balance anyway if the defenders can’t even touch you. His defending is decent, but as I said I don’t play him as CM so it doesn’t matter for me. Pace wise he is really surprising as well. Combined with his enormous legs and the High attacking workrate the man will always make solid offensive runs. He’s there when you need him to, playing as a third striker (this was even without instructions for the first few games). Shooting: it’s okay. His finesse shots are not that good because of the lower finishing. However his regular and longshots are so much fun. Find some open space with the man and just watch as the ball almost splits the net in two. I’ve had so much situations where it seemed impossible to break through the defense and this man just splits the defense in two and launches the ball into the net with such destructive force that my living room even started shaking a bit.
Now for my personal ratings:
Dribbling: 9/10 (if you use him to his full potential)
Physical: 10/10 (Basically the most fun aspect of the card imo)
Best of all worlds
Pogba still today is a great card. We are in February and I have used him in a plentiful amount of teams. He is currently playing in the Gullit role of my RTG alongside kante (who is also essential to this team) and the pairing of the two is outstanding. Pogba is that player that can drive the play. In game, he is my right CDM with neymar in front of him and Mbappe at Right Cam, Ones To Watch Ben Yedder up top, and Dembele at Left Cam. He carries up the ball from the defense and makes these runs when on get forward that just have him dart through gaps while im holding up the play and waiting for people to move. He is consistently finding goals and assists and even dummy runs that cause panic in my opponent. I have a very strategic play style that allows me to use him in a multitude of ways. Even in those off situations where he needs to beat a player, he has the skills to allow me to do a drag to drag into anything that can beat players with ease. I have 4 5 star skillers in my side for this reason of beating players around the box and allowing everyone other than kante to get on the score sheet. Its a beautiful thing.
If you are indecisive about getting this card, contact me on xbox @InfxrnoHD.
PS: Goals to games may not be exact due to buying and selling a few times due to the market
- 5 Star Skills
- Aggressive Nature
- High Med Workrates for the Gullit role
- 4 Star Week Foot
- High Shot Power
- Big Stock In Game
A little lacking in defensive situations but not major
Bigger stock naturally causes a lack in some ball control but again not major
In fifa this guy is an absolute beast! I played him at cm in a 4-3-3 false nine and he has been brilliant so far. His physical presence is so important in this version of fifa because there are a lot a good midfielders that just get bodied off the ball by stronger ones like sissoko. He is really good dribbling and his physical means he is good defensively too. His high attacking workrate pushes him up the pitch where he can drive at center backs and other midfielders. He has good penalties and celebrations and his five star skills are good. I think playing with a false nine really suits him because the center-backs can get sucked in and then he can drive through to exploit the space. I used guardian to make his dribbling and defense even better. He has made a goal contribution per game from midfield Here is the link to the squad I use him in https://www.futbin.com/20/squad/16163544
Five star skills
4 star weak foot
Passing isn't always that great
high attacking workrate can leave you exposed if you play him alongside another cm with a high attacking workrate like me but a good cdm should resolve that problem
very easily pushed off the ball.passing is good but nothing better than that of much cheaper players. very unreliable and disappears in game. overall much more could be found with a tenth of his price.however his hair looks class in game.
most valuable traits
Alright so i packed this man out of a 2 player pack and im not believing whats on my screen there he is in all his glory the 88 rated CM from Man U named Pogba. At first i was excited to use him as he is 88 rated with some exceptional stats. I used him in a handful of formations 4-3-3 , 4-3-2-1 and a couple others he doesn't perform. Yes he is there on the field i notice him but he never goes in on offense and never defends all that well hes more just there to pass. Out of 77 games this man has only scored 3 goals for me now i have de bruyne playing CAM so he steals the spotlight but in 77 total games 3 goals is unacceptable for a card worth 400k if i were to go and buy him. Sissoko or wijinaldum are definitely better choices for a fraction of the price save your coins and pick one of them up unless you really have endless amounts of coins and don`t know what to do with them. Another things that gets on my nerves with pogba is the fact that for 86 physical he gets bitched by some weak defenders and struggles to get the ball against weak attackers. Inform De bruyne is probably one of the best cards i have ever used in FIFA compared to this garbage pogba for 100k more you can get yourself one of the best players ever in FIFA in my personal opinion. So there you have it save your coins and go with a sissoko or wijnaldum or spend 100k more to get one of the greatest players in FIFA named KDB or just go ahead and buy this garbage card waste your coins and be dissapointed goodluck.
Passes are good
His dribbling is smooth
4 star WF/ 5 star skills
Way too expensive for the way he plays
Gets the ball stolen by weak defenders constantly
Misses shots in crucial moments
Does not get in scoring positions often