Amadou Dante is an energetic and persistent left fullback or wingback who succeeds most at fulfilling his defensive duties. The Malian has plenty of speed, acceleration and stamina to get up and down the left flank to contribute to his team’s attacks as well as when covering back to defend. Dante’s positioning and ability to defend in transition makes him a valuable asset for current club Sturm Graz against teams who intend to open up the match and attack. A high level of consistency and reliability make Dante’s recent debut for the Mali senior national team well deserved.
Where Dante currently struggles is when he intends to play on the front foot and be more aggressive. At times he allows attackers to get behind him too easily when he attempts to win the ball up in higher positions. Dante also needs to continue improving his attacking attributes to play at a higher level, particularly his crossing when there is pressure or when he needs to play the ball on his first touch.