After watching the Villarreal matches I downloaded (about 6 or 7 matches and for those wondering, no I have seen more matches next to those I downloaded), in which I kept a close eye to Marchena, I have to push on lowering his speed stats even more. The man has absolutely no pace left, no pace at all. And that has is the main reason to his heavy decline as a player. I remember Fixer criticizing his reactions but they actually aren't even that bad but he's just so slow and that's what causes him to 'arrive' so late. One match he played as a DMF and many times he didn't even bother to run back when having to defend a counter-attack as he knows he can't get back in time anyway.
Putting him on par with the likes of Terry and Busquets is wrong as he is without a doubt slower than them. After testing, tested him with TS 71- 73 and ACC 70-72, I found TS 72 ACC 71 to work most realistic in replicating his speed. With his DS in the 70-72 area, he can't run with the ball. Very, very slow. As soon as he gets the ball, he passes.
And his AGI should come down by one point. His AGI is comparable to the likes of Vidic and Terry, who are much taller and heavier than him.
And I mentioned this before but his reactions are a bit better than this, I'd put him on a 82 with the reduced speed stats.
I also think his DEF should come down by a point. He's still very good in this area but I don't like him sitting above Gonzalo, he's not above him in this.
His BAL seems a bit high as well. Don't think he's this strong anymore and I doubt he's any stronger than Gonzalo nowadays.
I'd also bring down his TW. He has become very static and doesn't make a lot of effort in his off the ball movement when building up. A 83 puts him amongst the best which he isn't (anymore). He still distributes the ball well but that's reflected by his solid passing stats. I'd bring him down a 80.
So to sum up my suggestions:
Last edited by Mr. Evans
on 2011 Jun 28, 14:51, edited 1 time in total.
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