I have some notes I took after watching a bunch of Espanyol matches and highlights.
He has potential but is veeery unrefined, virtually all his technical skills need to be polished a lot, they let him down many times and deny him quite an amount of chances. He's still young so there's still time to fix it.
Other than that he has a really powerful physique. Fast, strong, good stamina, etc. He's not exactly "weak" mentally, you could say he's tenacious to a certain degree.
Changes I'd make:
- I'd go for a slight tone down is most technical stats. Dribble Accuracy to 77, Technique (BC) to 76, ST to 75 maybe. Also Header looks a bit high, 76/77 is what I would give him. Not huge changes, just slight readjustments that should highlight how unpolished he is at the moment. Also his long passing plays virtually no part in his game, so I'd stick to konami's 67 LPA and give him something like 65 LPS.
- Then I'd upgrade some of his physical stats. AGI to 77 (Konami), Dribble Speed to yellows (82, more or less), Top Speed to 84 at least, Stamina to 83, and Jump to 84 (Konami). He's a very physical player and that should be highlighted as well, as I was saying previously it's what really defines him at the moment. He's really difficult to stop or shake off the ball when at full speed, Malaga's Weligton had trouble against him, with Córdoba looking superior to him in both strenght and speed (and that's quite an achievement agains Weligton).
I'd also upgrade Response to low yellows and give him *Reaction instead of *Post Player. He could use Dummy Runner as well. This season Espanyol has played a lot with Sergio García as a somewhat static CF with Córdoba behind him doing forward runs all the time. So he should have the SS position too.
PS: Mentality should be higher as well... nothing too drastic, 74 or so.
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