In an interview with Brazilian media, Pele sparked debate about whether Lionel Messi can be considered one of the best footballers in history since criticizes the Argentine's skills for football,
"How can you make a comparison between a man who shoots well, shoots well with the left and the right, with another person who only struck him with one foot, has only one dribble and does not finish the ball well in the head? "he said in a dialogue with the newspaper Folha de Sao Paulo, comparing his play with that of the Trans-Andes.
To this end, he added, "They can not compare us." To compare with Pele, should be someone who shoots well with left and right hand, except for marking the head ".
Finally, he had words about Diego Armando Maradona. "He was one of the greatest players in historyIf you ask me if it's better than Messi, yes, that was much better. Beckenbauer and Cruyff were also excellent players, "he concluded.