Defence stat wise i'd say better than roosevelt oyola, oyola clings to his slide tackles( he even emulates some of lahm's tackles at times ) but he marks at a certain distance from the attacker which disables use of standing tackles so the attacker attempts a dribble and he recovers the ball with a slide tackle, though he doesnt exactly recovers it, just discontinue the attack. I've suggested for Alves 73 def some ago, to which i received agrees and disagrees( disagrees that i later argued against but received no response ). Nothing i can say about Pereira and Nagatomo, i dont know them in that aspect.
I thought about higher def for Paredes at first, but the fact of the absence of slide tackles( barely needs them anyways )made me think 70 is enough( not sure if not higher ). Not even that he is an aggresive sideback can be used as argument, because he preferably defends than attacks( frustrates me at times ), as he'd stay in defence instead of overlapping leaving potential dangerous holes at the back. As for ability, what he was taught by Ischia makes him very reliable defending: 1. Tactically: 1.1 Prefers defend to attack ruthlessly, 1.2 follows his mark when they make diagonal penetrating runs, 1.3 pressures limitating space, 1.4 covers the back of the CB when they go to pressure and so. 2. Technically: World class standing tackles, recovers so much balls because of this and he even beated Luis Suarez( who must be among the best dribblers when it comes to 1-on-1 situations )several times with them...You can see it, the game its in youtube
edit: ahh...i know why i didnt went with higher, its because he is atrocious to improvise, when he is at a situation he hasnt been taught about, he fails every time. Like the own goal vs chile
Reasong for which i decreased att too