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Fix the carrilero role

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In real football, a carrilero is a player who occupies the carril (flanks), a very wide position where he or she goes up and down the pitch, always backed by 3 central defenders. He or she is always in the wide positions of a midfield of 4 or 5 players. In the game, the Carrilero would be the wide midfielder or winger, but why? Why he isn't the Carrilero? I've seen people use Kante and Pogba on Carrilero roles, which is an abomination - simply because this role position isn't in the right place. 

These are carrileros: Achraf, Darmian, Ashley Young, Perisic at Inter. Gosens, Maehle, Hateboer at Atalanta. Mukiele, Haidara, Adams, Angeliño at Leipzig. Nuno Mendes and Pedro Porro at Sporting CP. 


Most people don't use this role in their tactics because they say it's a tricky one. With the rise of attacking 3-4-3/3-5-2 formations, it's time for the developers to fix the Carrilero role. The wing back role doesn't really reflects what the Carrilero is either, because he or she is mostly a midfielder player who often goes far up the pitch, not essentially a defender, although they must be capable of performing these duties. Maybe it would be nice if wing backs were allowed to be placed in the midfield? Because that's what a carrilero is. 

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