Pele Believes Lionel Messi Cannot Compare To Him

Pele Believes Lionel Messi Cannot Compare To Him

But Messi's decade at the pinnacle of the game, alongside generational great Cristiano Ronaldo, have seen more and more observers applying the all-time great tag to the 31-year-old Argentinian. We talked and I told him: 'In soccer, God gave you a gift, but what you did is what made it hard. "To compare with Pele, it has to be someone who shoots well with the left, shoots well with the right, and scores headers", Pele was quoted as saying to olha de Sao Paulo while giving his submission if he thinks Messi is better than he was.

Pelé took another dig at Messi, claiming that Maradona was a much better player.

The comments made by Pele are sure to get the tounges rolling but at the end of the day, it is his point of view.

He also claimed that the best Argentinean footballer of all time has to be Maradona and said that he was a much better player than the 5-time Ballon d'Or victor Messi. Much better. Was still Beckenbauer, Cruyff.

Pele also said fellow Brazilian Neymar is a "better player" than France's World Cup victor, Kylian Mbappe. In a recent interview with Brazillian newspaper Folha de Sao Paulo, the former World Cup victor called the Barcelona forward a one-dimensional footballer who relied too much on his left foot. But he is already 19. "They're also excellent players", he said.

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Pele, meanwhile, said no one should try to compare him with Messi, suggesting their skillset was completely different. Worldwide honours have proved elusive, though, having suffered final heartache at the World Cup and Copa America.

In the interview, he also talked about his health and told Folha that he had three surgeries over the last few years.

"I don't feel any more pain, but I feel some weakness".

"It's hard to defend Neymar for all the things he does besides playing football".

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