I really wanted to like this card. He's a great bargain buy for a Bundesliga CB with solid stats, getting up to an 88 with a anchor/shadow. He performed really well for me during the Rivals placement games, but quickly became a liability at the higher division levels.
I found that during the transition from offense to defense, he didn't work as aggressively to get back into position (M/M work rates). This leaves him open on the counter, and because of a combination of bad stats (agility, balance, body type) he can't really recover. It's kind of hard to look past this issue since pace is so important right now.
Aside from this issue, he performs well once he's set in position. His body type and strength make him an effective bully CB, so definitely pair him with someone more nimble.
- Easy Bundesliga links
- Bullies the other team
- Feels sluggish; even with a shadow
- Poor positioning and recovery