In FIFA 23, movement is arguably the most important thing when it comes to unlocking a defense. Players know how important it is to stay compact at the back – the only way to unsettle them is to run.
Previously Fifa, triggering runs was a simple case of hitting L1/LB and watching a player rush into the empty space in front of him. But the players only moved vertically on Fifa.
As a result, we have learned to adapt. Wide men in the game have become dexterous and fast so you can control your player and beat your man on the ball, rather than running past him off the ball. Not since FIFA 21, Nevertheless. It’s possible to make those diagonal cut runs from the flanks that wide forwards in the modern game use to score.
How to Master FIFA 23 Creative Runs
When you control a player with the ball and want another player to run, just press the L1/LB button and flick the right analog stick in the direction you want your teammate to run.
As you can see from the GIF below, he comes in very handy when playing as Arsenal to get Bukayo Saka to do the inside runs he does for real. It’s also deadly when Mohamed Salah uses it on the Liverpool side – but we won’t show you the goal we conceded to Salah.
This also works right after you pass a player.
Just flick the right analog stick again to move players where you want them. You’ll soon get into the habit of using it as you naturally feel good.
This is particularly useful if you have just come out of defense with a centre-back and want him to step back. Maybe you’re looking for a player who can run horizontally and distract an opposing defender with a decoy run.
To FourFourTwo, we are currently trying to instill a new brand of Total Football with the current Netherlands squad. Looks like it’s going pretty well, judging by the GIF below…