his impressive pre-season form continues, i think he deserves a small update.
Well since I was pretty conservative in my ratings (as I told Fiddy) and update is justified.
S-cobar wrote:It`s just that you must think about the form. Is a playe ron a run and play above his class? or is he that good?
Should we wait a while? or do he need an update. But I`m no friend of update to fast and after two month he play crap and we`ve to decrease him.
definitely at the moment after all what he has shown we can think about a raise in attack, a raise in TS and ACC and a raise in DA, SA, ST, Header and mentality.
monKevski wrote:the rest seems fine to me regarding here he is at a red or orange arrow at the moment.
Actually, the fans in Germany haven't seen the best of him just yet, while he has been playing great so far, he can do a lot more, I expect him to score more goals than what he did already, if he fully adapts to his new league/team he is definitely the sort of guy to score 15 goals or slightly more/season, his understanding with his teammates for example isn't optimal yet. (Far from that).
He had a bright debut and the fact that his adversaries didn't quite "figured" him yet back at the time helped him a lot. None of us (followers of him in J. League) was expecting him to play at this level or secure a place among the starting eleven so quickly, not because we had doubts in his huge talent, it was more due to the previous records of very difficult acclimation of Japanese players when they move to play abroad, especially at such a young age. While Japan may look westernized and so, the cultural differences are huge between Oriental and Western civilizations.
But times have changed, he was prepared to move abroad long time ago and started learning German months ago before last summer, agencies take care of everything.
Now he is been exposed to a lot of hype, reportedly scouted by Barcelona, Real Madrid and Inter..While he is one of the best midfielders of his generation, adding more pressure on his shoulders could be detrimental to him. Moving to a powerhouse in Europe won't do him any good at the present time. He still needs to improve many aspect of his game and gain maturity, he isn't a finished project just yet.
So I would suggest the following changes:
Header 76 (+8)
Jumping 81 (+6)
Maybe one of our Japanese Members could contribute to the discussion for I read that Kagawa scored 27 goals in 34 matches while he played in J-League First and Second Division, surely a few of them he scored with his head.
Well, I would say that headers aren't really his "thing" and that's understandable. If he receives an aerial ball I expect him more to trap the ball with his chest or try to use his feet. I haven't watched ALL his goals but I don't remember seeing him scoring a header in Japan, it's a quite unusual for his former team to rely on long balls/crosses, they prefer 1-touch small passes relying more on the great mobility and the complicity between their players. There were numerous instances this season where :
- His timing was wrong.
- His headed passes lacked the necessary power to reach his teammates.
I don't mind a raise but not to the level of your suggestions : Header : 73 / Jumping : 78
. It would be hard for him to win an aerial duel with those values but he might definitely score the "odd header" if he is unmarked and if he receives a very accurate/slow paced cross.
His aerial abilities would be just about right when he is on a yellow/red arrow.
KingKonami wrote:Speed: 85
also higher attack, balance, dribble accuracy/speed...
Ditto. I would also raise his DS by two points. (87
). He is amazingly fast while running with the ball. He demonstrated his attacking skills by getting into good goal-scoring positions all the time whether playing for Cerezo/Dortmund or the NT. I would go for a 76
and retain the same value for his finishing skills. Kagawa is a sharp shooter, doesn't matter if he's in a central position, shifting to the wings or using his left foot. You better not let him shoot or you'll be sorry. But he is likely to miss the target on "pure reflex" shots.
Balance is fairly rated IMO.
As you might have noticed it, he is quite sluggish at certain times, we saw him missing the reception of passes many times as he wasn't concentrated enough. At the other hand, he showed proof of "predatory striker"-like reactions in the box, he is the first player of his team when it comes to catch rebounds, preceding even Barrios ! A 79
would be just about right for now, we shall see later on if he deserves more.
As for his passing skills, other than a small raise in his LPA the present ratings are ok imo, passing star is a must-to-have
for him since he is a very smart player who can find holes in defenses and deliver very well inspired and daring passes near the box.
KingKonami wrote:@ s-cobar: i think this kind of attitude is one of the reasons why PSD goes down and dies one day. as long as there are some users that debate about the bundesliga players we should keep it up to date and react to users' feedback (we are not enough i know)
No problems at all, everyone is welcome to post his opinion, however we (mods in general) greatly appreciate if users could take the time to accompany their suggestions with some justification/explanations.