well i've tried to follow robertson a bit. i really agree with what everyone has said about his stamina. there are some matches where robertson doesn't engage as much, but there are others where it feels like he is sprinting non stop. i got a strong feeling about his stamina for a while now, and even if he isn't always pressing like a lunatic, i generally don't get impressed like i am by the amount of energy robertson shows and can sustain through a match from any player other than kante- and i see robertson as favourable when he really gives it all.
other than that, well i'm not so impressed by robertson's defending when it comes to tackling. personally i see arnold as more skilled a tackler, but robertson is a bit more intimidating to go against because he's so quick to react and intercept passes, and converts that into a lung busting sprint all the way down the other end. when he defends against dribblers he gives quite alot of distance and is a little unprecise in his tackling, but he recovers really well with his acceleration and the way he doesn't bite too hard, so that he isn't really a wall, but does a very good job in keeping pressure on the dribbler.
touching on that acceleration again, it really stands out to me. i see keyzersoze pointed out his topspeed instead and so i respect that, but i have a different view. i see arnold as having the clear advantage to robertson as far as topspeed goes, but robertson can get up to speed much more rapidly, and so is usually moving at a higher average speed than arnold. robertson's acceleration has impressed me much more than topspeed, which i usually just see at around mid yellows- but acceleration has looked like 92 at times.
i also am impressed with robertson's nimbleness and general agility. it helps him alot to recover when he's defending, and he uses it when dribbling to spin out of trouble quickly.
one trait that really stands out to me about robertson is his responsiveness. as an extension of the huge amount of energy he is pouring out onto the pitch, he is constantly reacting to passes and trying to cut them out or intercept. as a result that stamina he has becomes really influential since he is so energetic in the amount of pressure he puts on the attackers of his side, and the way he can snap onto less than impervious passes constantly. eventually that tempo of play is really hard to keep up with and he just wears his opponents down.
regarding crossing, i think he's good, not as heavy a crosser as arnold, so i see arnold as having the higher potential ceiling, but he is more consistent and accurate than arnold at the moment certainly.
his da is pretty average, but with his acceleration, agility, and good DS, he can make useful runs forward. his touch is bad/ quite limited. his short passing is neat but very very limited.
i rate robertson's teamwork quite highly as well though. i think arnold is much more solid as far as tackling against dribblers goes, but robertson works much better with the backline, and combined with his explosiveness, and responsiveness, and his good teamwork, he's overall more solid.
i also rate robertson's mentality quite highly. i just see him as a relentless warrior, someone with real grit.
in this draft i have that i'll suggest as an update below, the topspeed is slightly higher than what i have in my saved draft, as well as defence, as a compromise out of consideration of some of the other comments above. response and stamina may be a bit much, but it's the gut reaction i had to robertson that i got pretty early on when i was getting to know him so i've stuck with it for now.
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- Attack: 76
Top Speed: 86
Dribble Accuracy: 77
Dribble Speed: 83
Short Pass Accuracy: 75
Short Pass Speed: 76
Long Pass Accuracy: 83
Long Pass Speed: 84
Shot Accuracy: 67
Shot Power: 78
Shot Technique: 65
Free Kick Accuracy: 63
Keeper Skills: 50
Weak Foot Accuracy: 5
Weak Foot Frequency: 6
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