It may sound silly, but one of the most helpful things you can do to improve your win-loss ratio is to simply go into games with a premeditated game mentality. This means you need to decide whether you’re going to sit back and defend and hope you might get a goal or two for the win, or if you’re just going to go for all out attack and hope whatever comes your way does not end up in the back of the net.
The best way to determine the strategy you’re going for is to by paying attention to the team you’ll be playing against. If you’re anything like most players, playing against Real Madrid is extremely difficult if you are at equal skill-level to your opponent because they have such a formidable array of attacking players such as Ronaldo, Benzema, and Di Maria, to name a few. While you may be a better player than your opponent, if you just play normally and go for goals most of the time, you’ll catch yourself being countered a lot, and the problem is that Real Madrid takes advantage of counter attacks on a regular basis.
To abrogate this advantage Real Madrid has, you can play with a actual arresting mentality. Don’t be so quick to play assurance through the midfield and beforehand your aggregation forward. Canyon the brawl about a bit about aimlessly in safe regions — adhesive your control if you accept it and ambush on an befalling alone if it presents itself. Forcing an beforehand about creates a adverse beforehand for a aggregation like Real Madrid, so the capital affair actuality is to just artlessly calm down and play a added above casual game. Defensively, you charge to be actual sharp. To accomplish things easier, you can use D-pad controls to accomplish your aggregation play defensively (hit all the way to the larboard to ‘Ultra Defensive’) and accommodate added of a claiming for advancing Real Madrid forwards.
This also naturally makes your team sit back more, as they can collectively absorb pressure as it comes and they will naturally be caught on a dangerous counter less often. However, you may question why one would want to play so defensively when the only way to win a game is by scoring goals. The answer is that playing like this does not make it impossible to score goals, it just requires you to approach scoring differently. Again, you can pass the ball around safely while you have it, but obviously look to pass forward up the field when you can and advance towards the goal slowly. If you are patient, you will find yourself with decent attacking numbers in the final third and then you can proceed with your attack as you normally would, it just might take a bit longer for you to get to this stage. Overall though, you benefit from this kind of Defensive Mentality when playing against teams who are very offensively strong and might trouble you.
On the converse, there are a aggregation of scenarios in which you may accept to play with an Advancing Mentality and opt to be added advancing with your control down the acreage and advances on goal. One of which is if you are arena adjoin a aggregation that does not avowal abundant of an advancing blackmail — you won’t be accident abundant by arena a added advancing style. You can yield advantage of this conflict by axle abhorrent players on their arresting band which will in about-face actualize added chances. You aswell ability wish to apply this affectionate of advancing mentality if you feel you can absolutely yield advantage of a decidedly anemic or apathetic offense. They say that “offense is the best defense” and this can prove decidedly accurate in FIFA 14. At the end of the day, the aggregation with the a lot of goals is victorious, so why not just try to outscore your adversary if you feel he has a anemic aback line.