i have some things to say about the 2004-2006 set.
He appears even slower back then compared to now, i don't see any of that speed from the vs vids and full matches i've watched today. He actually looks slower then present iniesta in terms of TS, and slower as well in ACC, about 75/76 TS with 84 ACC
For ONE SMALL
example of his TS and ACC due to the generosity of my heart (i'm tired as fuck, if you really want to check, go look at 3 hrs of his 2004, 2005-2006 play
), there's this;Just fucking 1.
TW could even be about 90, he was actually very team oriented, he didn't make as much use of his dribbling abilities at the time, rather using good support and a good range of passing. he'd drop as far back as the CB's occaisonally, and move about the pitch in tandem with Marquez, and Xavi.
His LPS should be over LPA. He occaisionally tested his accuracy with long passes or switches, and while the pace on the passes were decent, the accuracy was very wanting, low yellows to high greens. LPS looks nice at 84.
I feel like the 91 AGI atm is slightly exaggerated based on youth, his movement speed seems relatively the same as now, even less clever and twisty, 87/88 to me. On the other hand, it could also coincide with the thought that he's just not as clever at using his agility yet, there are glimpses where i saw some agility that is slightly
better then current iniesta in a purely physical aspect, but he very very rarely showed it, and never used it as nearly as effective as now. I still wouldn't go as high as 91 though.
In big game situations (i.e. el clasicos) he didn't show much flair, confidence or sharp agility, only using his nimbleness and deft feet to escape when he had to, and in lieu of choices, usually choosing a safe sideways pass or 1-touch return pass. Carrying on from that sense, the ATK value is pretty justified to me. I saw some good attacking intent, awareness and intelligence in some other vs. vids, but in the full matches i watched he didn't display even nearly that, so i don't feel that's enough to fuel an ATK raise.
DA wise, while he didn't use it alot, he showed that when he did use it, he had the similar suction impression with the ball, great control. At least a 90 imo, higher even, not going to try to pin it down exactly, but i hope you get the general emphasis. About 92 on my estimate
DS wise, he didn't go on many long dribbling runs as well, but he had still pretty similar speed on the ball, 84 works.. but i feel like 85/86 is more representative of what he is capable at times, i.e;
More on request... same reason, i have proofs, but then i have to go back and find them and i don't have the time and energy atm.
TEC could be pretty flawless too then, at least oranges.
Dunno why his mentality is so high, didn't really show real strength against adversity, or sustained level when fatigued... kinda starts to fade a bit by the 70th minute mark.
Also, he seems stronger in those times then currently, i saw him knock zidane over and steal the ball, hold his own against Gravesen in a shoulder to shoulder duel, even battle it out physically occaisonally, I'd say +1/2 here? It's weird, but he does really seem stronger then compared to now.
Iniesta really didn't have much youthful vigor and superior physique compared to now as you'd expect really...
If you're really skeptical about my observations, i could upon request ( a damn polite one it must be ) post the examples, i know i didn't cover all my points with proof, just that it would take so long to go back to find them, and i'm so tired right now...
If you don't put effort into your post, i won't put effort in my response.