Just curious. I'm an 1850 rated (have peaked above 2k but hovering at 1850) gold 1/elite 3 player, so I consider myself decent but not great (or probably not even good by some standards). But the one thing that consistently escapes me is in all my competitive/difficult matches, it feels like I can't come close to their ball carrier 90% of the time, yet EVERY single time I touch the ball one of his defenders is literally just stuck to me like glue. Its not constant pressure tactic or overload ball side or anything like that, because they would be exhausted in 20m and they're able to keep this up all game no problem. When I jockey (L2 + R2 or just L2 sometimes) I do mostly fine but I can't close the gaps the way my opposition does and I just don't know why. Obviously, I move my analog stick towards them, but they just don't close the same way.
What are they doing that I'm not grasping? Its not tackling, they just walk up to my player and let the game auto-tackle during their jockey
It feels like there's some third tackling button I'm unaware of and everyone else but me is enjoying it. I know that's not true, but Its hard to accept that the reason is just "They're reacting that much faster than me" when sometimes I react/read the play insanely early but just can't get my defender to stick/pressure them the same as they do to me.