So I had some extra coins and decided to try prime vieira for the first time. He seems to not play like my opponents. My stay back cdm for most of the year (other than Fabinho) has been a box to box player that has great defensive stats. Flashback Vidal and since i did Gullit, moved Matthaus into that spot (players like that). Now that I’m using vieira there, he seems to be exceptionally lazy. He basically just stands there. Doesn’t hustle to get back on defense. The only value he has shown so far is that if you play directly into him he is a wall. I’m obviously using him wrong.
-he is the first H/M cdm I’ve used this year. So possibly stay back while attacking is causing him to stand around. It’s how I normally do it with the other cdm on get forward.
-chem style anchor. Seems like the best on paper. But maybe the stat combo it creates is causing him to be passive?
I’m at a loss. I play against him he is everywhere. Like kante, but huge. Mine basically just stands there. If the play passes him, he makes no effort to get back. He just casually jogs. I feel like anytime I’m defending the counter I have to control him, because otherwise he will never get back in position. I’ve played against him enough to know I’m doing something wrong.
Any opinions would be appreciated.