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Player traits to create a goalscoring AMC

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Hey everyone,

I'd like to learn your experiences about which traits do you recommend to create a goalscoring AMC? 

Here is a list of traits in my mind (feel free to add yours too), but I wonder its pros & cons. Just assume that the player has great ratings for finishing, composure, off the ball, long shots, technique, anticipation.

  • Gets into the opposition area whenever possible
  • Get forward whenever possible
  • Places shots
  • Mainly stay inside the penalty area whenever possible

Thanks in advance,

Have a nice weekend.

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It's not really traits you need to focus on, sure they can be helpful but its what the players do around him and as a team as a whole that determines how many he will/could score. To create a goalscoring AMC you build the side around him to allow him to be a goalscoring midfielder. I actually wrote a thread about this last year;

 

I also did another thread about the Enganche and showed how one was more of a goalscorer than the other and showed why. He scored 17 goals in 35 games which isn't a shabby return at all;

Then I wrote another piece about my AMC who was playing as a Treq but as he started developing I wanted to focus on him scoring lots of goals rather than only being creative. So I highlight the changes made in the thread below as I changed him from a Treq to a AMC and he scored 20 goals and got 34 assists in 40 games.

https://sisportscentre.com/meet-the-attacking-midfield-playmaker/

 

The PPM's you focus on depends on the system. Gets forward when possible, gets into oppositions area etc aren't always a good thing and they don't guarantee that the player will score more.  It's all about context of where the space will be, if you have a crowded top heavy formation and come up against a side who sits deep then pushing him forward reduces his space and movement options. You'd want him start from deeper areas rather than high up the pitch and so on.

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Thanks a lot @Cleon, going to dig into your detailed guides. :thup: I like digging into these detailed (and realistic) part of the game. I manage Man City and I think that I do not use Kevin De Bruyne as efficiently as IRL despite his profile is pretty good. He managed to make 8 assists and only 3 goals in 24 league appearances. Hopefully after digging your articles, things change. Also considering exchanging De Bruyne with James Rodriguez who has more goalscoring profile than De Bruyne.

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