Yeah so regular season in MLS is over and TFC just got dumped 0-3 by Montreal in a playoff, so time for my Giovinco suggestions from the season.
As mentioned before, CF could be added, he was fielded and
played like real striker maybe in 1/3rd of the games this season.
Form needs to be raised, he tailed off in the last 3 matches (after the international break) of the season and had like 5 "meh" games, but other wise he has been consistently living up to the stats and in good form. This suggestion is in view with what has been mentioned in some other player's threads on this forum recently how pesstatsdatabase is looking to revamp the form to be in a lower range to more realistically replicate erratic real world form of players.
Now if form is raised, I realize bumping other stats begins to make him possibly too good in PES, but I would like others to chime in if they can. Aa preface first... Having seen 30 or so matches this season of him, he clearly is in a good head space to showcase his earlier potential, like with Parma, in Toronto he is the main "star", likes the city (and money
) and has assumed a bit of a leadership role in training and on the pitch (limited by his vocabulary), but either way if it's him maturing or just needing to be the focus of the team to perform psychologically - he is living up to the stats...and perhaps exceeding these stats a bit in some areas, albeit in a 'lesser' league.
So if anyone else has seen him in MLS this season, what are your thoughts on Attack, Shooting, Teamwork, Balance and Passing?
For myself, Attack** might do with a slight bump, not Dyabal (83) good, but at or just below Ignacio Piatti (81) - having seen Piatti a few times this year I can see them being similar...and Giovinco is more than just +1 point than Altidore
**I come from a PES 5 user experience, though I understand from reading the site Attack influences a players creativity in attack and represents overall danger, not just positional sense on crosses and losing your marker like it did more so in the old gen PES.
Shooting - Accuracy: I dunno, he is pretty decent at finishing, but 78 might be fine, would like another opinion.
-Power: I think he needs to be raised, he's scored a few cracking goals this season, I mean his first FK away to Phili he nailed the top corner from 40+ yards, for me he seems like an 84..sometimes a bit less when he hits those dipping shots meant to mess the keeper up.
Shot Technique: Mentioned in a previous post, great variety of finishes in many different situations, raise to 82-84 Robben level but below Robbie Keane (85) who has a much more classical finishers ability that Giovinco is below.
Teamwork: Low-mid 70's, better than the current 67, Toronto has had good offense this season, Seba combines well with most teammates to create little moves that open up defences. Not more than 76, not consistently good at this through out the season and he never really orchestrates team moves just little 1-2 or 1-2-3 moves.
Balance: Raise it up, he is tiny but has held up the ball against players in 80's Balance a head or more taller than himself, 74 is silly. He is not quite as strong as Maradonna or Messi for their size (85), but a 78 is probably minimum.
Passing: It could
be dropped in Accuracy, both -1 to 84 if Form goes up, just not consistently playing in balls of that quality, maybe even SPA:84 and LPA:83 (his set pieces are not 85 good at all and his crosses or cross field balls are all about that curve/dip he can pump them with not necessarily "holy shit" to the foot precision)Summary: Add CF, Form: 5 (Discuss; Attack: 80-81, Shot Accuracy: ?, Kicking Power: 84, Shot Technique: 82-84, Teamwork: 73-76, Balance: 78, Short Pass Accuracy: 84, Long Pass Accuracy: 83-84)
Going to keep eye on Stamina and Tenacity, finishes matches without problems despite being made to chase long balls over the top, no lack of energy levels. And has shown glimpses of a pushing not only himself but the team to win games late on even when odds were against them a few times this season, resulted in him getting a bit too fiery with the ref when calls did not go his way.
Oh ya, congrats Seba,
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