Football legend Pele aim sly dig at Barcelona forward Messi

Football legend Pele aim sly dig at Barcelona forward Messi

When asked by Folha de Sao Paulo if he agrees with some people's opinion that Messi is the best player in history, Pele said the forward only has "one skill".

"How are you going to compare someone who headed well and kicked a football with his left and right foot with someone who only used one foot, only had one skill and didn't head well?". We talked and I told him: 'In soccer, God gave you a gift, but what you did is what made it hard.

Pelé even praised Diego Maradona,"You will ask me", the Brazilian said, "was [Maradona] better than Messi?"

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.

But the three-time Fifa World Cup victor also said that the Brazilian was much better player than his PSG teammate and French World champion Kylian Mbappe.

"Franz Beckenbauer and Johan Cruyff were also excellent players".

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And while the 78-year-old believes the Paris Saint-Germain forward is a naturally gifted player, he has urged him to stop theatrics on the field of play - which dominated headlines during their 2018 World Cup failure.

That does not sit well with Pele, however, who is adamant that there is no comparison between himself and the Barca star - whom he sees as something of a one-trick pony.

"I think Neymar is a more complete player than him, but in Europe everyone speaks more about Mbappe". He's the best in the world with Cristiano [Ronaldo].

Messi is likely to finish his career without a World Cup title, while Maradona won with Argentina at the 1986 edition in Mexico.

"You mention several names, but from the last 10 or 15 years, I think Messi's been the most consistent player, without doubt".

At his new club, Ronaldo has 10 goals in 14 games in Serie A with Juventus top of the league unbeaten while Messi has scored nine goals in 12 La Liga matches so far.

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