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Messi Is Overrated - Pele Declares

09 December 2018

He told Folha de Sao Paulo, "It's hard to defend Neymar for all the things he does besides playing football".

Brazilian legend Pele has certainly caused a bit of a stir in the footballing world with his latest comments on Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi. I had three surgeries in the past years, but I'm not 100 per cent.

Indeed, three-time World Cup victor Pele does not even think Messi is the best Argentinian player in history - telling Folha de Sao Paulo that Diego Maradona was "much better".

In case you didn't know.


"Sometimes I talk to his father, sometimes I see Neymar for adverts, it's hard to defend him for all the things he's doing in football, and I talked to him", he said, according to Sport.

In a remarkable set of quotes, the Brazilian went on to claim that Messi "only shoot with one leg" despite the fact he scored his first eight goals for Barcelona with his left foot, right foot and head.

The heart of the matter.


"Messi, the best ever?"

Messi who is now 31-years-old is regarded as many as the best of this generation alongside Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo.

"He had bad luck because the team didn't win the World Cup and he was branded", Pele told the daily Folha de Sao Paulo.

"How can you compare? He won the World Cup", said Pele, who was joined by Mbappe as the only teenagers to score in a World Cup final.

MORGAN'S TWEETMorgan wrote: "You've had too much Viagra mate @Pele - you weren't good enough to get in Arsenal's Invincibles, let alone rival Messi".

"You will ask me was [Maradona] better than Messi?" Much better."What's next?" Let's talk football over a Cup of tea! The legendary three-time World Cup victor claimed he was the better player and a more complete sportsman; however, at the same time singling out Diego Maradona, as also "a much better player", than the Argentinian ace.

Messi Is Overrated - Pele Declares