If we play passing .which instructions is best. Same goes for counter,direct.
I usually play Direct or Passing, as I find them most effective. As Schalke 04 in the Bundesliga, I established a 3-4-3/3-5-2/4-5-1 Passing formation. Seems to work effective against most teams. Solid wins over Bayern and Dortmund with this formation and is effective at scoring goals.
Direct: Well, I have seen mild success with this, but I find that again, the 3-4-3 is effective when using it. Use Attacking as your preference, as well as Balanced for Pressing.