"Messi's a great player, but he's not a leader", Maradona said to La Ultima Palabra Mexico on Fox Sports.
"Neymar is ready. The important thing is for the national team to be well organised as a group because they no longer have three or four top players for each position". "I spoke with him and reminded him of his ability", he told Folha de Sao Paulo.
However, Lineker, who also had the privilege to play for Barcelona in his active days thinks otherwise, took to social media to set the records straight.
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.
"Messi, the best ever?"
But when Pele was again asked to compare between him and Messi, he said how can people compare him with Messi.
He continued: "How can you compare?"
Tyson Fury wants Deontay Wilder rematch at Old Trafford
A rematch between Fury and Wilder early next year should be the next colossal heavyweight fight the boxing world is treated to. Fury was denied one of the greatest comebacks in boxing history after harsh scores of 115-111, 112-114 and 113-113.
And while the 78-year-old believes the Paris Saint-Germain forward is a naturally gifted player, he has urged him to stop theatrics on the field of play - which dominated headlines during their 2018 World Cup failure.
"How are you going to compare someone who headed well and kicked a football with his left and right foot with someone who only used one foot, only had one skill and didn't head well?", Pele asked.
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".
"[Franz] Beckenbauer, [Johan] Cruyff were also excellent players".
Pele may not be Messi's biggest fan, but there is no questioning his achievements since bursting onto the scene at Barca. 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.
It comes as no surprise that Eovaldi is using his strong 2018 campaign to attempt to command a four-year deal. In 21 regular season starts between the Rays and Red Sox, he went 6-7 with an ERA of 3.81 and a WHIP of 1.12.
Carabinieri officers stand in front of the disco "Lanterna Azzurra" in Corinaldo, central Italy, Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018. Survivors have claimed that the stampede began when fears arose that pepper stray had been fired into the Ancona venue.
But the story line of Kelly's departure has been protracted for so many months that White House aides often now just shrug. Striking that balance in the turbulent times of Trump has bedeviled both Kelly and his predecessor, Reince Priebus.
That is why Israel's Ambassador at the United Nations , resorted to calling legitimate resistance "evil" in his response. In the end, 87 countries voted in favor, but was not enough to meet the two-thirds requirement, so the proposal failed.
On Saturday police released images of her necklace and watch and urged anyone who recognised the items to come forward. Beard said "that property is going to be somewhere, the clothing is going to be somewhere, we haven't found it".
The 9th Congressional District has been represented by a Republican in Washington for more than five decades. Democrats had hoped McCready, an Iraq War veteran, would end the streak, especially after Harris edged U.S.
It also set the YouTube record for the fastest video to garner 100 million views, reaching the milestone in less than four days. Keep an eye out for YouTubers like Molly Burke, Liza Koshy , Simone Giertz, and dozens more in this year's YouTube Rewind .
The classic holiday song " Baby It's Cold Outside ", has been pulled from a Madison, Wisconin radio station's airwaves. But I think it would be good if people looked at the song in the context of the time.
Marco Asensio opened the scoring after the half hour, setting in motion a flurry of three goals in six minutes. This match is available in most nations through the rights holders' online platform, if they have one.
Workers carry a wooden piece to protect shop windows on the Champs-Elysees avenue, Friday, Dec. 7, 2018 in Paris . One of them, Eric Drouet, a truck driver, called on protesters to storm into the Elysee presidential palace.
Ajax Star De Jong To Sign £75m Deal
The 21-year-old has been making waves in the Eredivisie and looked destined to join either of the two European superpowers. There are so many to learn from. " We'll see if he goes to Paris ". 'Maybe I'll stay for another year, maybe I'll leave.
Tell us about your experiences with the Pixel 3 and 3 XL!
First, Google has adjusted the volume behaviour when connecting to a Bluetooth device, which applies to all Pixel phones. If you get the $200 discount, that lowers the price of the base model Pixel 3 to $600, which is an excellent deal.
Cardi B reacts to her five Grammy nominations
She was arrested and booked in October for assault and reckless endangerment . both misdemeanors. They secretly married in September 2017 and share a daughter, Kulture , born in July.
Mohamed Salah gives MOTM award to James Milner
Sadio Mane is a major doubt, but Georginio Wijnaldum and Andy Robertson is back in the reckoning. No Liverpool player has scored more goals against the Cherries than Roberto Firmino .