Last week, the most important Tournament of 2023 took place in FIFA players clash for the biggest title of the seasonal e-World Cup Championship.
Manuel from the Team Gullit was able to win the finals after dramatic penalty shootout. While watching his games, I’ve recognized that he was actually playing a very simple FIFA and using the very basic fundamentals of the game, which gave me the idea that you don’t need to overcomplicate things where you don’t need.
But with today’s guide, I am going to show you how to use a couple of FIFA fundamentals to become this season’s best player in the world. Of course, if you have enough FUT 23 Coins, I still suggest you buy some powerful players to join your team. In this way, with the aid of these skills, you will be invincible in the field.
1. Simple Passing
Simple and quick passing is one of his strongest abilities in your build up. You need to identify your next target as soon as possible and try to get the ball there with the safest way.
This is exactly what a loved from Manuel. When he gets the ball, he immediately controls his surroundings and looks for the next passing station. This could be a player who is directly near him or a distant player who is running in behind the defensive line.
The basic idea in both scenarios is that you clear the ball into the game to space with a single simple pass without over complicating it. You see the opportunity, identify the type of the past, and execute it directly before giving the opponent a chance to react to it.
In this example, he sees the player who runs in behind the defensive line on the wing. However, he also recognizes the two giants in front of him. So, he doesn’t force Longwell with the initial player. He immediately passes towards the teammate near him and then goes for a long-lifted through ball, which ends up with a one versus one against the keeper and he scores the goal.
2. Solid Defense
Coming to another strong fundamental on the other side of the pitch now, the shape of the defense.
I have rarely seen that Manuel broke that shape and he was actually quite brilliant with his patience in the back. His own defensive style had a huge impact on his success.
The key here is that they don’t bring out Defenders unnecessarily. So, if you have an opportunity to defend with the Midfielder instead of bringing a Defender out of his zone, you need to exactly do that.
As you can see in this position, he always tries to bring the furthest player back in order to have one more player in the defense and protect its shape.
When the opponent looks out for the opportunity in the wing, Manuel has two options. He can actually select the right Wing Back who can instantly pressure the receiver by going forward. But this move is risky since it will open the initial space covered by the Wing Back. This could potentially break the shape of the defense if not played correctly.
Instead of doing that, he drags his right Midfielder towards that spot and secures the area.
When the ball goes into another direction, he doesn’t push the players from the back but drag those back who remain forward and fortify the Midfield.
With this, you can limit your opponent by far. And at the right time, when it gets stuck without any other options in the end, then you can select the proper Defender and steal the ball away from them.
3. The Winning Mentality
The last part is very important. Having a strong winning mentality is everything.
I know that most of you are going to underestimate this part. But no matter how talented you are, you can lose everything in a single moment with a bad perspective. This is probably the most important aspect while playing FIFA. Your opponent might play better than you, and things may not start the way you desire in a match.
In this case, you can’t lose your head and give up on everything you built on. But that there is a perfect example from Manuel from this tournament.
Imagine, you’re the highest scoring player in both the group and knockout stages. You have beaten hot players like Anders Vejrgang and you are in the grand finals.
However, just in the first 15 minutes, you can see two goals and your opponent plays much better than you. Mark 11 gave him a really hard time. But Manuel didn’t give up on the championship, even though he had countless chances to do so. He patiently defended his opponent’s chances and efficiently uses oat in a matchup where I could say he didn’t perform so well.
This is something that could be an example for any FIFA Player. If you go into a match, the most basic idea you should have is that you can win it no matter what happens. This mentality will give you two or three more wins in the different leagues where it helped Manuel to get the title of World Champion.