I think 98 suits Dinho for DA. He was not -as- good at keeping the ball glued to his foot as El Diego.
He was capable of DS 98, and sometimes did it, but more often than not he'd ease off a smidge, then burst past the player, which is where the acceleration stat comes in. I agree with you on it, lfc. He could literally bend time around him. Sometimes he was away and dribbling before his marker could turn to see him!! Very Cruyff like in that respect. It must have been so horrible to be Sergio Ramos that famous night in Madrid...
DS could be 95/96, but 98 is disrespectful to KakÃ¡ and RomÃ¡rio who are so much more about DS. Unlike Ronnie, they never seem to slow down, they just fly like supersonic jets!! Ronnie on the other hand would ease off a bit and do something with his feet that would put the defender on the deck in most cases, or leave them struggling to stay on their feet. (He used some of his capoeira training and applied it to his game and if you watch, often his opponents are struggling to stay on their feet or track his movements correctly)
IMO he's punished for agility cause he's taller than the likes of KakÃ¡, Maradona, Kun, RomÃ¡rio and Garrincha. Don't let it fool you, his agility was space-age, 95 represents that better in my opinion. Again, it was like he was bending time, so I agree to that one.
I of course also stand by my suggestion on balance.
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