Pelé – Spain's current side are not as good as Brazil's 1970 World Cup winning team
Pelé has praised the current Spain side but insisted that Vicente Del Bosque's men are not as good as Brazil's 1970 World Cup winning team.
La Roja are now widely considered to be the best international side of all time after becoming the first team to have won three consecutive major tournaments on the back of their Euro 2012 triumph.
However, Pelé is adamant that Brazil's World Cup winners in Mexico 42 years ago had better players within their ranks.
''If I were playing, we would win, no doubt,'' the former Santos star told Reuters. ''The 1970 side set the standard by which others are measured.
''These comparisons will always be there, but you cannot compare them individually. But the 1970 team had better players than Spain, who have only two or three great players.
''But without doubt, this Spain team plays the football that I have enjoyed watching the most over the past two generations.''