FIFA 22 Reviews
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Mikel Merino was solid for me throughout this Weekend League – I finished 12-6 and gave last two matches away for Rank II rewards. I used him in a 4231 La Liga team, where he partnered Valverde as my two CDMs – both on stay back and cover center. Although he isn't nearly as fast as Valverde, every single one of his other stats are very solid for this stage of the game, and his pace is still usable with a Shadow or Catalyst (I used Catalyst to improve his passing). He consistently wins aerial battles in the middle of the pitch with his 6'2 height and 81 jumping, which was really important as the rest of my team was pretty short. His distribution was clean and precise, nothing mindblowing like a KDB or Bruno, but he can play most of the balls you want to as long as you keep it on his left foot.
Consider using him as a CDM in a 2 or 3 man pairing. I wouldn't use him as a CM because he feels a tad slow and isn't the best dribbler.
Dribbling: Although Merino is 6'2, he has good dribbling stats, and left stick dribbling feels solid with him. 3* skills are a little annoying so try not to get caught in super tight spaces with him. He won't outmaneuver people, but he gets the job done.
Passing: Merino's passing is very solid. He can play almost all passes that you want him to, and his passing with a Catalyst is great for this time of the game. Through balls, short passes, long passes, he can do it all – but remember to use his left foot.
Defending: Merino's defending is surprisingly good, and definitely feels higher than 82. He consistently found himself in great positions to intercept through balls or bad passes from my opponents, and his length/strength allows him to bully most players off the ball except the likes of Lukaku and Haaland.
Physical: Merino's strength and aggression are really good for a CM, and helps him bully other CM's off the ball consistently. His jumping feels great, making him a good target from corner kicks, and his stamina was never a problem in any of my matches.
Pace: With a catalyst, Merino moves to 84 pace, but it doesn't really feel like 84 – maybe more like 78. He won't burst past many people, and he sometimes would get caught from behind on the rare occasions that I sent him through on goal. At the same time, it's nowhere near unusable, just be wary that he won't catch pacy attackers if they get past him.
Shooting: His shooting stats look solid, but I didn't really get many chances to score with him. With my instructions he doesn't get forward much – try a left-footed long shot once in a while, but he's not someone you're gonna want to shoot with often.
This player has such well rounded stats and has the strength and defensive attributes to bulk midfielders off the ball. He is such a clinical finisher from long and close range and I really recommend getting him if you feel your team is lacking defense attributes in the midfield regions. In total he played 10 games and scored 13 goals and 17 assists. His stats are so impressive because I only got the game recently and I've been working way up divisions.
- Clinical finisher
- Pretty reliable tackles and has good strength
- With an anchor he pretty much feels like a really cheap gullit
- Surprisingly good dribbling considering he's 6'3
- Nice 4 star 4 star
- Performs and lasts for a majority of the game
- Only negative is passing. His short passing is good but through balls aren't always accurate
Cantona is hands down the best ST I have used in this game, his size, pace and finishing ability make him unplayable.
Using him in a 4321 as the main focal point of the attack he just scored goal after goal after goal, shrugging of defenders and winning areal duels against the likes of Van Dijk and Koulibaly.
I was originally sceptical about using Cantona with him only having 85 pace however he feels 10x faster than this and is only ever caught up by the likes of Davies Walker and Hakimi.
What to say about this player ?
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, it's a player who will be underestimated on this fifa.
With the stats he has, you might think he's an unplayable striker, except that it's totally the opposite. In front of the goal, he misses nothing, he solved my finishing problems
He's very agile and fast due to it's small size and does not fall often. He gives good passes for the stats he has.
If you hesitate to take it, I strongly recommend it
-Easy to link
-Finesse shot is not the best solution against the GK with him
Played as a RCM in 41212 narrow which is used in elite rivals games. Other reviewers not got a clue. Solid CM who can be relied on to finish, play good passes and make big tackles. Very rarely bullied off the ball and can bulldoze through players. Not going to beat multiple players with quick dribbling but dribbling is still good enough to go past a player when the opportunity arises. Great finisher if you can get the opportunity for him to hit it with his right or cross it in for a header. If running a Dutch team definitely pick him up.
- Great finisher with head and right foot
- Good passer
- Can last all game with stamina
- Strong and good defensively
- Decent dribbling
- 3* WF limits scoring ablity
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