'Lionel Messi only has one skill!' - Pele rates himself above Barcelona star

'Lionel Messi only has one skill!' - Pele rates himself above Barcelona star

Brazilian great Pele has delivered his verdict on one of soccer's enduring debates-and it's fair to say the 78-year-old hasn't sat on the fence.

Brazilian football icon Pele has targeted Barcelona captain Lionel Messi in a taunting remark that he has just "one skill".

"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".

How can you compare a guy who dribbles well, beats beats left and right, and the other plays only feet, has an accurate shot, but doesn't play head?

Rio de Janeiro: Scorer of more than 1000 goals in his football career, legendary Pele doesn't think highly of Lionel Messi.

O Rei also said he is in better health after some surgeries over the past year, but is not yet 100%.

"As far as I'm concerned, Maradona was one of the best players ever", Pele, a three-time World Cup victor with Brazil, said to Folha de Sao Paulo.

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Team names, logos, colors, and players will be announced in the coming weeks and months. He said research indicates fans want more football, and they want to give it to them.

Mbappe has been compared to Pele after helping his country to win the World Cup in Russian Federation this summer.

That does not sit well with Pele, however, who is adamant that there is no comparison between himself and the Barca star - whom he sees as something of a one-trick pony.

Messi has already won the Ballon d'Or which is regarded as the most glamorous individual sport award on five different occasion.

During the interview, he was asked whether he agreed with opinions of modern-day legends Xavi and Iniesta, who claim Messi is the best player in the world, to which he replied with a brutal remark, pointing out that the superstar only possesses a single skill and can't score headers.

"I think that Neymar is a better player than he is, but in Europe, everyone talks more about Mbappe". Much better. [Franz] Beckenbauer, [Johan] Cruyff are also better. "I talked to him, I told him that in football, he's got it".

"You will ask me: 'Was Maradona better than Messi?'" he added.

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