Let me begin by saying I have reviewed almost 100 cards (On YouTube) during FIFA 21 + 22.
Shaqiri is very unique. I am happy to admit that I have never used somebody quite like him.
If you want to see the video review, feel free to check it out here: https://youtu.be/-fG1WB4tQbM
As for the written review, Let's get into the details.
#1 - BALANCE : No seriously, I had to put his balance first because holy... shaking him off the ball feels near impossible. His high balance stat, coupled with his Unique/Stocky Body Type, feels like a cheat code at times.
#2 - Unique/Stocky Body Type : I've already touched upon this. His body type is in-fact unique! But don't get it twisted, Shaqiri is THICC.
#3 - 5 Star Skills + 4 Star Weak Foot : Yeah, yeah, I know... Skills aren't nearly as effective as they were last year. BUT. Have you ever McGeady Spun the last man to go 1 on 1 with the keeper? Ooooh... If you know, you KNOW.
#4 - Passing : Excellent Passer, Great in the CAM/CF Position.
#5 - Flair Trait : Don't be naïve. A lot of people don't understand the true worth that this trait delivers. The fancy controlled first touch is GAME CHANGING. Don't believe me? Watch the review on my channel and watch closely when I tell Shaqiri to get his fat A$$ moving. Watch how he sets himself up, I'll leave it at that ;)
#1 - Stamina : Even with conservative interceptions, Shaqiri was still gassed out around the 75th minute. (Balanced Defence Tactic Too!)
#2 - Medium/Low Work Rates : This is more of a personal con that I've thrown in here. His movement was very lack lustre. Often Standing around when moving forwards.
#3 - Finishing : This is a difficult one. Shaqiri will finish most of the shots he should finish but he won't be scoring screamers very often.
#4 - Pace : We all respect that pace is very important. However, Shaqiri struggles breaking the defensive line when making runs. His 77 sprint speed just isn't enough to get past most CB's. Hence why I highly recommend playing him only at CAM/CF.