Messi has 'only one skill', I have several - Pele

Pele blasts Messi, calls Barcelona star

One of the greatest footballer of all time, Pele from Brazil has given his verdict on what he thinks about his comparison with Messi.

Pele had praised Messi on multiple occasions before, claiming that the left-footed footballing wizard is a better player than Ronaldo and had even called him 'the prince of football' at one point of time, so this recent criticism coming from the 78-year-old icon is surprising.

Messi has not been the tallest or dominant player in world football but has won several accolades and trophies in world football.

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He has said that the player, who heads the ball in a good manner, shoots with the right, and shoots with the left can not be compared to the one who just shoots with one leg. Pele said, according to a translation of 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.

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

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He pointed out that to effectively compare with his own professional achievements, one would have "to shoot well with the left, shoot well with the right, and score headers". Fellow Argentine Maradona is considered to be one of the best ever, while iconic figures from Germany and the Netherlands are also held in the highest regard. Much better. Was still Beckenbauer, Cruyff.

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.

"I spoke with him and reminded him of his ability", said Pele, who went on to ponder on nascent football stars and French player Kylian Mbappe, among others. "We talked and I told him: "In football, God gave you a gift, but what you did is what made it difficult", Pele is quoted as saying.

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