Pele shreds Messi, says not as good as he is

How can you compare him to me?’ – Pele says Messi is no GOAT

"Messi's a great player, but he's not a leader", Maradona said to La Ultima Palabra Mexico on Fox Sports.

"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. TO start with Pele was a bit diplomatic saying it's a matter of taste of people as to who likes whom.

"You will ask me was [Maradona] better than Messi? To compare with Pele, it has to be someone who shoots well with the left, shoots well with the right, and scores headers".

"I think that Neymar is a better player than he is, but in Europe, everyone talks more about Mbappe".

Pele then went on to state that Messi is not even comparable as a footballer to Argentine legend Diego Maradona who is also regarded as one of the best to have ever played the game. Much better. (Franz) Beckenbauer, (Johan) Cruyff are also better.

Well...there's one angry Pele!




Lionel Messi has scored 567 goals in 653 games for Barcelona, in addition to 65 goals in 128 Argentina appearances.

Messi this week missed out on netting a sixth Ballon d'Or for the world's best player, and incredibly only finished fifth on the list as Croatia and Real Madrid playmaker Luka Modric walked home with the accolade.

And the often-controversial Piers Morgan has slammed Pele on Twitter for his comments, but his post has attracted a lot of attention from football fans.

Speaking in 2017, Pele said: "No doubt". Worldwide honours have proved elusive, though, having suffered final heartache at the World Cup and Copa America.

Pele has always been adamant that he is the greatest footballer of all time, but his swipe at the Argentine global really does seem petty at best.

"You could mention others, like Cristiano Ronaldo, who's a great goalscorer, he reminds me of Ronaldo".

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