Why is his response so high? I think he was more of a ruthless tackler with no simpaty for the enemy
And his technical abilities must have been better, i've read he could start attacks from the backline with dribbles and combinations with his partners. In my OF i have him with the reaction star, if i'm loosing he shows upfront sometimes and he's quite effective. I think he was one of those complete defenders that r more gifted than most upfield players.
I just watched 1982 World Cup match between Brazil and Argentina. I would say his stats are pretty well rated.
Defensively, Passarella looked calm at times at the back as he chested down a loose ball to his teammates. He was a tough defender, had strong balance despite his height and rarely saw him lose a 1-on-1.
As the leader of the team, of course he could read the game well, however I do think 96
for response is too much, don't know if its because hes a bit past his prime though. Sometimes he would lose a 50/50 ball, and that's when he usually committed a reckless foul. By today's rule he could be sent off in the first half since he was the last man of the backline and brought Serginho down after he lost the challenge on a 50/50 ball (Not to mention the super-late tackle on Zico in the second half...no card was given and Zico had to be sub immediately...). Also what surprise me is he didn't seem to recover well. When a through ball from Zico or Falcao split the defense, usually he just stood and watched, waiting for the ref to blow the whistle or his teammates to cover their own. May be its the age though...
In the first half he didn't go up that much and it is understandable against Santana's Brazil. In the second half, Argentina was trailing 0-1 and he went up a lot more (almost every opportunities he got). The way he did it was really different than Beckenbauer though. He rarely dribbled it out from the back, usually its just a simple pass to the midfield (Ardilles, Maradona), then he would just go straight to the far post waiting for cross or just outside the box to take a long shot. He would take the long FK and tried to loft over the defense. However, surprisingly, neither him nor Maradona took the short FK (Kempes did). And as you know, Passarella was a great leaper and would go up for every dead balls. Just in this game he had won at least 3 headers from corner and 2 of them being very close. Overall though, Passarella did little in creating plays compared to the Kaiser, thus I think his passing and dribbling stats are well rated.
PS. I don't know what the problem is, but Argentina as a team just didn't play with a sense of urgency even when they were trailing. They just didn't play like a reigning champion. Although I have to say Passarella got the most fight in them as he kept popping up in Brazil's box when they were down 2 to 3 goals.
Also should he has *CWP instead of *CB since he was a libero?