MADRID (Sporting Alert) — Brazilian legendary Pele believes that Barcelona and Argentina forward Lionel Messi is not as good as the talented Santos attacker Neymar.
Pele admits that Messi, who has FIFA World Player of the Year and FIFA Ballon d’Or accolades on his list of awards he’s already accomplished in his career – is a star player, but he’s rated better than Neymar because he’s more experienced.
“Now everyone is talking about Messi; he is a star,” Pele was quoted as saying.
“But [to be the best ever] he must first become better than Neymar,” said Pele, who also dismissed Messi comparisons between himself and former Argentine World Cup winner Diego Maradona.
“At the moment Messi is just more experienced.”
Messi has been on fire this season, where he has scored 61 goals this campaign with 38 of those goals coming in the Spanish La Liga from 30 appearances.
It will be very interesting to hear the comments on Pele’s latest sayings, with many believing that Maradona will have something to say in the near future.