I keep seeing people complain about this and it makes no sense to me. I prefer to play CPU (humans are mostly to weak for me to play against) but isn't that an option for both players?
If you don't know how to use AI Defending to your advantage. Isn't that your loss!?
Do you expect one to control all 11 players before you are happy?
Train and get better!!!!
Even CPU defends like that (contain you and use the midfield to press you)
Maybe this nagging is why EA is making defenders react poorly to passes and interception of passes,