The Brazilian legend, Pele, who is regarded as one of the greatest players of all-time regards Messi’s ‘one-footed’ attacking skills as incapable of being compared to his.
Pele is having none of it as he launched a stunning attacking on the “one-footed” attacker. He claims the five-time Ballon d’Or winner’s inability to head the ball means he is nowhere the same standard he was in his pomp.
He said: “How can you make a comparison between a guy who heads the ball well, shoots with the left, shoots with the right and another who only shoots with one leg, only has one skill and doesn’t head the ball well?
“How can you compare? To compare with Pele, it has to be someone who shoots well with the left, shoots well with the right, and scores headers.”
Pele went on record earlier this year to say he felt countryman Neymar is a better player than Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.
In a message to Manchester City’s Benjamin Mendy, the world’s most-expensive forward said: “We don’t know how tomorrow will be, but I believe that every great player, at least one day, has to play in the Premier League.”