KeyserSoze wrote:If he's not actually ambidextrous, he's really close to be one. He still seems to save very few moves and touches for his right foot, but when it comes to put an incisive pass (either short or long) or attempt a mid range shot, he's usually precise with either foot. I'd say his weak foot stats are like 8/7.
His stamina is also impressive for a player of his style of play. He spends some time staying deep to start building up play, but he also has the energy to move smoothly between lines and even roam into the opp box. He keeps doing all of those movement in a consistent basis. At very least, his Stamina is mid-80s material, with Aw still 3/2 plus Free Roaming.
I actually have him on 89 stamina on my OF. Glad to see what we had the same impression about his workrate. Was checking his fifa set for reference, they rate him oranges. I was saying to Akephalos how he seems to maintain his level through entire games while having that workrate and movement, very impressive.
He's also right about his overall technique. Dude has got the complete package, he has that little magic in him, extremely clean and incisive and everything he does. His technique more than makes up for his lack of agility and adds smoothness to everything he does. He's what we french people call a "faux lent", literally "false slow", usually these tall, lean, lanky technical players who look clunky but are extremely effective and fluid in their movement with the ball. Rare breed at that level by the way.
Overall he surely needs higher technical stats and stamina, the rest are just small bumps there and there. TW is easily much higher too. What I'd be conservative about are passing speeds, something around low 80s, but his accuracy and overall technique are impressive and there's no point being overly cautious with a consistent, established performer, even though it's in a lower league.
I'm still trying to find more stuff of his. I've been working with Akephalos since he knows the league well, and his suggestions confirmed the early impressions I had of him. Will probably update him in the next few days, or during the weekend.
One last thing, while I was working on him I found no record of injuries, is it just lack of data or is he actually a serious candidate to IT:A?
Everyone knew it was impossible. Then came along a fool who didn't know it, and he did it.