This is my first review since '20 and i was lucky enough to pack this beaut out of a gold upgrade which inspired me to do an indepth review on.
Firstly the essentials, RDM in a 4222, balanced in everything, i didnt touch it. 14g, 10 assists in 38. (Anchor)
Pace 8/10: i thought he was a good little player last fifa with in 70's pace but wow is he rapid for his height, he can afford to go forward everytime and be trusted to track back with ease throughout the match. He is able to catch up to most of the fast attackers for the whole 90 minutes which is so useful!
Shooting 7.5/10: to my surprise big fed is actually pretty damn clinical for this fifa's concern. After 40ish games it came to me that his positioning plus his vision was so noticeable, when attacking he always lurking at the edge of the box in great positioning which then leads to a goal scoring opportunities, atleast 50% of his goals came from the edge fo the box and to put the icing on the cake he is able to finish 1on1's most of the time, not all but for a central minded player it is more than enough.
Passing 9/10: magnifica! Valverde is a lethal passer in this game. His vision + Long passing was a dream to be playing with, most of assists went to him long balling it towards Timo Werner for him to finish the 1v1. but the short passing is the one that gets me. Goodness gracious me, i thought that players were not able to execute a 3 yard pass but this man can!;) No but in all seriousness you give the ball to him and he is able to do anything with it without losing it. Would be a great box to box!
Dribbling: 8/10: on paper this el nino is a great dribbler, which for the most part he is. His composure on the ball is mesmerizing + is ball control = success. I think his height and balance causes him to just simply fall for no reason, it's either a glitch that needs to be patched or it is what it is. Overall besides that incident he is a great dribbler for the start of Fifa, he is an all round beast.
Defending: 9/10: lmao what do i have to say but those stats do not reflect in game performances. Firstly, he is such a reliable stand tackler and also a very good slide tackler when needed. His successful tackle is ALWAYS int he 90's. it is so effective when the opponents are playing very attacking and he simply just gets the ball back and starts an attack! Finally, 59 heading? more like 89 heading my man has scored atleast 25% of his goals with his head and won many 1v1 duels in the air what a lie of a stat. Superbe!
Physique 9/10: This is just going to be shirt and simple, he is able to easily last the full 90mins and is more then strong enough to hold off the fast players, thats it literally, he ticks the boxes for this department. He covers small and fast players by out strengthening them and he is able to cover strong players by outpacing them, what else do you want for a cdm?
IN conclusion, get this man in your squad, he may be 70k at the time of this review but he is damn worth it, fits meta, good links with real madrid and is super reliable!!!
Federico Valverde was a player i was looking forward to try. I heard alot of good things about him. And i will just say, I do not regret buying this card. Valverde is an incredible player that feels very fast, and he is 100% living up to that 86 pace. 86 pace may sound of alot, but I actually have put a shadow on him so he has 96 pace. Im not regretting doing it because try think about a CM with 96 pace. How hard would it be to follow him, and even stopping him. Nobody can touch him. It's insane. Im actually pretty surprised by his shooting. He has 74 shooting on his card, and don't get me wrong but he can actually score. 9 out of 10 chances infront of the goal he scores. I will then say that do not expect him to be your topscorer. Im just saying that sometimes when he has the ball at the right time in the right place he will score. I have played 114 games with him and he have scored 17 goals. I know its not alot, but he is a CM with 74 in shooting and he scores 17 goals. I would say thats pretty impresive. He has 37 assists, and i will say thats allright. It could have been better. But I will say that i feel like he has making alot more than 37. Thats maybe because he is making such a massive amount of incredible good passes. His defending and physicality is also impresive. With a shadow chem style he will have 86 DEF and still 80 PHY. That sounds of alot of defensive greatness. He is insane in intercepting the ball. Jusy hold down L2 on PS4 with him and tackle with O when the attacker closes in. Thats it, then you got the ball. Finally a thing he's not that good at. Im not that happy about his skills. He has 3 star skill moves, and for me a CM needs at least 4 star. But because he is so good at all the other things you can totally figure out another method to get the ball moving forward. And the basic things like ball roll and so on, them can he do pretty well. So overall an extremly good player for the CM position. And right now as i am writing this he costs 37k on PS4. I paid 70k for him, when the game came out, and i would maybe even have paid 120k for him, because he is so good. Try him out. That's the best tip I got.
Pace (Feels extremely fast, espacially with the shadow chem style on)
Shooting (When he has the ball infront of the goal he scores 9 out of 10 times)
Passing (I feel like he will make successful passes no matter where he is on the pitch)
Defending and Physicality (He feels very strong intercepting the ball, no matter what player has the ball)
Skills (My opinion and feeling is that a CM needs at least 4 star skill moves, but he only have 3. So don't make skills with him. He can do the basics like Ball roll and so on)
Week Foot (I actually don't feel like this is a very important thing for him, but it's still a thing i am missing a rare time here and there)
I've used this Card for two weekend leagues as a CDM, because I needed a link to the Mendy i pulled, and well, I couldn't have made a better choice. He is FAST, super fast. His body type is very good, leading him to get a lot of balls back. His shooting is quite good, and the passing is incredible.
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