Pele launches attack on 'one skill' Messi

Pele blasts Messi, calls Barcelona star

Brazil superstar Neymar came under fire for his on-field theatrics at the World Cup, where the Selecao were beaten in the quarter-finals by Belgium.

Could Manchester City blast Arsenal's Invincibles out of the water?

In 1999, he was voted World Player of the Century by the International Federation of Football History & Statistics (IFFHS), and won the FIFA Player of the Century award with Diego Maradona sharing the prize with him.

Pele doesn't think Lionel Messi is the best football player in historyWhat's the story? "He had bad luck because the team didn't win the World Cup and he was branded", Pele said.

"I spoke with him and reminded him of his ability", said Pele, who went on to ponder on nascent football stars and French player Kylian Mbappe, among others. Ask me: he's better than Messi? So. "What you do complicates it'".

Pele believes that these perceived weaknesses to the Argentine's game makes him the better player.

"There are people who compare things that are not like with like". Aged only 19, he is considered one of the finest players in the world already.

He pointed out that to effectively compare with his own professional achievements, one would have "to shoot well with the left, shoot well with the right, and score headers".

Pele believes Neymar is a better player than his fellow PSG forward Kylian Mbappe, who won the Best Young Player award as France triumphed at Russian Federation 2018.

"For me, it's hard to say it but it's useless to make a leader out of a man who goes to the bathroom 20 times before a game".

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

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

Related:

Comments

Latest news

Ecuador: U.K. guarantees for Assange to leave embassy
But nothing is preventing it from extraditing him to the US if prosecutors there were to pledge not to seek the death penalty. Last month, an inadvertent court filing in a case unrelated to Assange revealed that he has been charged in secret .

Ukraine Says Russia Partially Unblocked Its Azov Sea Ports
According to CNN , the last US ship to enter the Black Sea was the fast transport ship USNS Carson City in October. Sixth Fleet - the USS Mount Whitney - off Georgia's coast in a sign of support for the country.

White House chief of staff Kelly to resign in days
Washington has been abuzz with rumors about Kelly's job status at various moments during his 16-month tenure. Kelly is expected to be replaced with Nick Ayers , who is now chief of staff to Vice President Mike Pence.

Cardi B finally shows up for court appearance
A judge issued two protection orders, meaning the rapper must not go near or contact the women, including on social media. She was due to appear in court for an arraignment on Monday but missed it because she was in Miami filming a music video.

Rwanda's most high-profile opposition figure acquitted of "baseless" charges
I am continuing with my political journey ...everything I talked about in the past has not been resolved. Ms Rwigara's difficulties began when she declared her candidacy in Rwanda's 2017 presidential contest.

Other news