In this game the original controls are x for pass, triangle for through ball, 0 for a cross and square for chip/cross. Techniques include holding L1 when taking a shot for a chip shot. Holding L1 and crossing the ball in for a low cross. When taking a set piece(corner or free kick) hold R1 and press up or down to switch the set piece taker. To change characters is L1 so get used to it or start practising now.
When your team has possesion, press X for a pass along the ground, press O for a shot by your teammate, Square for chip/cross and press triangle for a through-ball.
In manager mode, if you are a bad team like an A-league team, you don't have a big budget/salary cap. So before you create a file, transfer the players you want into that team and then be that team and make a save file(each team can only have 30 players so be careful.
If you get points, don't waste them on buying "funny sfx" as it is a waste. It has got the new teams and updated most players and team gears also aswel as the relegated teams/promoted teams.
In be a pro, you choose a team and play well to be in the national squad of your country.