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In this campaign for the struggling Reggina side, he has been their most consistent player. He has played in almost every match, as well as playing for the Chilean NT. He is a hardworking player who will give his all for the team for the full 90'. Only occasions he didn't go the full 90 were do to getting a red card, and he was used as a 58+ min sub on 2 occasions. He is even more important in the MF for his country. Was the captain of the U-21 who was loaded with talent(Isla, Sanchez, Iturra, etc). For his country he plays more of a "makelele role" in the MF, where for Reggina he is playing a more defensive CMF next to his South American partner Edgar Barretto. He does not play like a 168cm/68kg MF. IMO he plays bigger and taller than Gargano, I was shocked to see those were his given height and weight when originally making his stats. Doing stats for his shooting is very difficult. He doesn't get too many opportunities. He can obviously make the fantastic goal like the video below, but he did not have a single goal in the Serie A this season. His few attempts I have seen this season more often then not were wild Middle shot attempts, a LFK attempt into the wall, and a nice RF shot from the top of the box that had to be saved. In head to head physical battles that I took note of. He is definitely stronger than Zarate(77, and a little bit taller), but more telling vs Juve he successfully bodied up Iaquinta (191, 84). So I am putting his balance close to (GoonerLover66's)Gargano. He seems to play bigger than Gargano, but also seems to get pushed off the ball a bit easier(even thought he is not easy to push off the ball). When he seems to be able to give ball away on his dribble, it's not due to lack of strength but his average dribbling. But his 1st touch is very calm, and well controlled similar to Dondadel's. Nothing too fancy, but a good understanding of teammates. He plays a similar understanding to De Rossi or Palombo as a "metodista". With the NT especially the offense goes through him. He makes the connecting passes to get the offense going. Will rarely make the killer pass, but again similar to Donadel in his ability to not hold onto the ball too long and distribute simple passes.
The Big 4(ATT/DEF/MENT/AGG) + RES:
Unlike Donadel, who relies on his response, Carmona is more reliant on his defensive positioning. He doesn't have poor response, but really nothing special. His Positioning & anticipations put him in the right position to make the tackle. The problem is, his response is inconsistent resulting in the most cards on the squad. He has a very high work rate, and with a team like Reggina there were a lot of opportunities for him to just give up, but he was the heart in that MF. I'd like to give him *Covering or *Center...but the fact is that he plays centrally, except when he covers to the side. He will not cover the back line, because he is too short. So I opted not to give him either stars for now. As mentioned, he doesn't get too involved inside the box, but he will occasionally get opportunities right outside the box to take a shot. But for the most part he stays pretty deep(ala Donadel).