Pelé – In straight comparison Neymar is a more complete player than Messi
After winning three consecutive Ballon d'Or awards, Messi is widely considered to be one of the most talented and gifted footballer’s to have ever graced the game.
However, writing for Ole, Pelé stated that the Argentina international is a more limited player than Brazil's no.11 Neymar.
''In a straight comparison Neymar is more complete, more technically proficient than Messi because he has more at his disposal. He can go down the right or left, he hits both sides of the rival defence,'' the three-time world cup winner opined.
''Messi tends to move down the left, but he has more experience and he plays in a more demanding football league.
''Neymar has an advantage in that he hits the ball well with both feet. But he struggles when he plays against European or Latin defences. Having the responsibility of always having to save the team is a heavy burden. It cannot be like that forever.''