I'm coming to the conclusion that the quality of the defender is useless.
This year, with the AI NEVER actually tackling and winning a ball, it relies on your timing and your ability to actually time the tackles. That being said, you can take Maldini and skrew him up by tackling at the wrong time. To the same, you could have a bronze CB and time it properly and win the tackle.
Any one else feel like this is the case? I've been alternating with all the Calcio A backs and I can't tell a difference. It's always me skrewing up the tackle. They all tend to skrew up in the air with or without me controlling them.
It's probably just me, because I've never been good at tackling, lol.