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You can't compare Messi with me, says Pele

09 December, 2018, 00:39 | Author: Candice Daniels
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"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?"

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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.

"I've been with him in Europe twice".

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