Words simply cannot describe how amazing this guy is. He is quick, he has an amazing shot, his passing and off the ball movement is good and it's an added bonus that he has 4* skills. I cannot count how many times he has produced the goods and saved my arse. I have used him in only the RF position in both the 4-3-2-1 and 5-2-2-1 formations and he was absolutely outstanding in both. He scored more goals than any of my other players on the pitch combined. His 3* weak foot, in my opinion at least, is a lie. I have scored so many goals from doing the Berbaspin out on the right and then firing hard and low into the bottom left corner with that weak foot of his. I'll review each base stat and give my opinions on them.
88 Pace - Completely right. He definitely feels it, if not a little more. I have burned past players like Jordi Alba, Gael Clichy and Yuto Nagatomo. Not only does he feel fast, his Ronaldo Chops and Berbaspins come off so smooth because of his acceleration.
81 Shooting - To be honest, this seems a little low compared to his in game performance. Bearing in mind that, on 9 chem, stats are boosted a little but still, he will score 9/10 times when in a decent position in front of goal. There isn't a keeper I've come across that I couldn't beat with his shot.
78 Passing - This seems fair. He's no Xavi but he can still pass the ball out of a sticky situation. Holding LB and pressing A at the halfway line will send him bombing up the pitch and if you have a good passing midfielder (Sneijder, Cassano etc.) then he will be through on goal in no time.
86 Dribbling - He can definitely find a way around his man. His high ball control mixed with his pace, 4* skills and 83 agility means that he can move around defenders with ease. I've lost count at the amount of times I've Berbaspin'd inside from the right and beaten at least 2 players along the way.
46 Defending - Since I used him in such a forward position he rarely got back. This is a very good thing in my opinion, you'll want him to save his energy so that he can make quick runs up the wing.
64 Heading - I only scored one goal using his head so I can't really give an honest opinion, this guy does most of his talking with his feet. However the one goal that I did score, I put him clean through, one on one with the keeper (Sirigu) and he challenged him in the air and beat him. This was in the 90th minute to draw the game 2-2 and win me the Division 1 title (to which I got John O'Shea in a pack -_-). Maybe scripting was on my side but he still did the legwork to get into fantastic position.
Overall, I would happily name this man my favourite FUT13 player so far. His combination of pace, skill, goalscoring ability and positioning makes him the perfect aid to a standalone striker. Also, factoring in the price, I honestly don't feel anyone can come close to how much of a bargain player this and he is well worth the very low price of 2k. I would genuinely feel comfortable paying up to 10k for him, he is that good.
- I would recommend using him in the RF position or the RW position if you absolutely must. I would strongly advise against using him at RM as he would definitely be wasted.
- He is an ideal player in any Serie A squad or hybrid. Link him with Milito, Cambiasso or the mighty Zanetti for easy hybrid options.
Enjoy using this monster of a player.