whats the best position to play leo messi?

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  1. kameikazi

    kameikazi Club Supporter

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    ive recently acquired the services of leo messi & been trying to figure out how to play him...his best positions r AML & AMC they say...i usually use him as a substitute in the 2nd half & play him as a AML, sumtimes changing my formation if im behind or going for the win & play him as AMC...

    but im not seeing the results id expect to see from him...hes jus doing ok, but i expect more...am i being unrealistic? Can he be played as a striker? Should i be more patient?
    Whats yur experience with him? how has anyone gotten the best out of him? what position do u play him in that wrks? Yurs thoughs on this plz..thankx in advance..
     
  2. SlowSilver

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    Messi, despite having good stats, is actually rubbish. It doesn't matter where he goes, which position he plays in, he just doesn't seem to do the business.

    Every single game I start, Messi never seems to have an average rating above 6._ _. And believe me, I've played quite a few games. I don't know why they made his ability so low. (:/)
     
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    not true...trained him as a CM, he was in my team as a starter all season and he finished with 8.02...
     
  4. yoyo913

    yoyo913 Team Captain Staff Member Super Moderator

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    I agree with you to some extent. He has probably the highest potential in the game... but he ends up having stamina that isn't to great... and after playing a game for 10 years, I checked up on him and he was doing pretty bad... he had less then 5 MOM awards (after playing about 10 years / 30 games a season). If I had him I would trade him for a more efficient player.

    I would try playing him as a Left Winger.
     
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    Well, you're quite lucky.
     
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    Nimreitz Make America Great Again

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    I've heard a lot of Messi success stories with him at left wing. It's incredible how Barcelona are just dying to dump him about half way through the first season though.
     
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    Daz Everyone's Favourite Diabetic

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    Always been very disappointing for me.
     
  8. A3r0n!x

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    He was great in my Barcelona team

    I played him on the right wing (as a wing striker) but with an arrow to eto'o.
    Allow him to play a lot of through balls and he will be one of the best.
     
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    I play him behind the strikers in a 4-3-1-2 system. He averaged above 8 in over 40 games, and got 20 goals and a load of assists. So maybe you should give that a try also. (Y)
     
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    Hes great in my team, he can play anywhere in midfield but is probably most effective on the left, and i picked him up for 5 million pounds at the end of first season
     
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    puts in great crosses and nice assists. i use him in counter-attacking tactics usually.
     
  12. PaPaGeorGeo

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    hes also seems to be pretty happy to be a squad player
     
  13. SlowSilver

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    I decided to see what the fuss was about, and I was determined to prove my previous theory to be incorrect. And boy, I couldn't have been more wrong. :hump: I played him behind the striker (Ala Scholes) and within 5 matches under my management (H) , he became a 'Wonderkid'. Do not listen to what I had said previously. :p
     
  14. RuiCosta_10

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    Well, he was amazing with me at the right wing, whenever i put him on the left he never performed so well, but still very good.
     
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    I bought him in 2010 firstly as a replacement for Kilbane(33), my left winger. But he was also bought as a long-term replacement for Timmy Cahill cause he was getting older aswell at an age of 30.

    I think the best posistion is AMC for him though.
     
      

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