Can Messi play as a Second Striker in a traditional 4-4-2 style?

Can Messi play as a Second Striker in a traditional 4-4-2 style? I'm asking because I play efootball, and I want to put him in my team as SS, but am not sure if it fits him. I think he played 4-3-3 most of his career that idk if he could play in another system.

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    sure it's how pep raped halal 2-6

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I think he could. Why not? Hes talented enough.
    Romario played that position and was even smaller.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Some of his assists are insane.

      sure it's how pep raped halal 2-6

      I need to watch this, at least the highlights.

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    No he's not pacy enough. you can do a 4-4-2 diamond instead and play him as a 10

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      He's pretty agile anon. But, here's the thing: he's going to give assists to the main striker, who's going to be either Vini or Rashford. Both are pacey.

      He' the GOAT. of course he could play as a second striker. He's original a mediapunta striker, so he could easily fit in that position.

      He truly is the greatest. Is just that I never saw him play as anything other than right winger or center forward

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >Is just that I never saw him play as anything other than right winger or center forward
        I think that he could fit in any forward position, but the question is wich Messi? 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015 or 2019? For me, those are prime Messi.

        I think that 2019 Messi is the most complete of them all and could fit as a second striker easily because of maturity.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          messi 2010, 2011, 2012 was playing regularly as false 9 and lone striker. I think its something people forget often, because in the latter part of his career (and after suarez joined) his playmaking/passing became so prominent

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            I have a problem with the false 9 position and narrative. For me it was nnothing new or revolutionary. It was just another flavor of the mediapunta position, the original of Messi since he was playing in Newell's and then in Barcelona youth teams.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            For example, mediapunta is called different names depending on the countries and cultures and since Pelé adopted that position. A number 10, enganche, mediapunta, trequartista, creative forward, etc, etc.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          The Messi I have is the 2022 world cup one.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            You have a ref card too right anon ?

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            I see. Well, 2022 WC Messi is of course more similar to that 2019 version that I think can be a second striker.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >2019 Messi is the most complete of them all
          Andrew Robertson would like a word

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            I doubt you even watched the games also >tf

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >pacy enough
      young messi was very fast

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Anon, young Messi was definitely pacy. And he's maybe the fastest with the ball on his feet in the history of the sport.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >young Messi was definitely pacy.
        His acceleration was deadly, but he wasn't fast at full speed. His short legs prevented him from being able to reach a top speed that is anything special. If talking about FIFA, a realistic top speed for him in his prime would be around 85-88.

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=DD76KF0mE_s

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          I remember very well that version of Messi, 2013, he wa still a monster as a striker making goals of all colors, but he had physical problems in the second half that ended in injuries. I don't know if that video is the best answer because later with Luis Enriques he recovered a good part of that original speed from his youth in 2015.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            No, he was never fast at top speed. His acceleration was insane, but at top speed, he was quite easily outpaced by a lot of players.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            not even close, kaka was the fastest
            https://www.youtube.com/shorts/LFuwyXts2tY

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        not even close, kaka was the fastest
        https://www.youtube.com/shorts/LFuwyXts2tY

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Messi with his little legs but barely moving looks so funny

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          based keka

          Messi with his little legs but barely moving looks so funny

          jej this

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >you can do a 4-4-2 diamond instead and play him as a 10
      This.

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    He' the GOAT. of course he could play as a second striker. He's original a mediapunta striker, so he could easily fit in that position.

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Messi's best position is as a false-9, or a 10. He's not physical enough to play up top

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    It’s a well known fact the JF cannot comprehend the 442 (it’s too based for their limited understanding)

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    SS in a 4-4-2 is almost a perfect position for Messi
    the pinnacle is 10 in a 4-2-3-1
    although in msn era he was the '1' in a 4-3-1-2

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    eFootball has not much to do with reality
    The rest depends on your card, there are bunch of Messis.

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I usually pick a big speedy tanky strikers. Manlet strikers get tackled too easily.

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Here's my current setup.

    Marcus Rashford and Messi (as Second Striker)

    Tested in a few matches and I enjoyed him. Scores and assists

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      That seems like a nice dou rigth there anon. As long as you enjoy it.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I am top 1000 on PS5 and the Messi Big Time Argentina card is my CF.

      Any regular version of Messi is great as SS, just make sure you put individual instructions so that he stays up and doesn't track back.

      That Rashford is ass.

      Since you have that card, you have been playing for at least 8 months. You don't have a better striker?

      GP MBappe is better.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        That Rashford is good bruh, he's quick.

        I have a 98 potw Lewandowski, but he's slow.

        I'm currently playing a 4-3-1-2 with possession.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Anon if you are having fun, nothing matters, but if you really think that Rashford is your best option, you are dead wrong.

          Like I said, even GP Mbappé is better.

          https://efootballhub.net/efootball23/compare2players?player1Id=105681428525102&player2Id=110718

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I am top 1000 on PS5 and the Messi Big Time Argentina card is my CF.

    Any regular version of Messi is great as SS, just make sure you put individual instructions so that he stays up and doesn't track back.

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Young Messi could play any offensive position, but you would make better use of his presence by always having him around to participate in plays, usually in the middle, that's why he almost always the de facto 10 or false 9.

    In my experience having him as the counter pivot works well because he saves a lot of energy so you can spam him at the end of the match

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    didn't Messi play in a 4-4-2 under Valverde? and I'm sure the national team played a 4-4-2 or a variation of it in 2014. Koeman had him as the 10 in a 4-2-3-1.

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