The current debate over who is the best footballer usually leads to the Cristiano Ronaldo-Lionel Messi debate, but for Brazilian legend Pelé, the discussion should include Neymar Jr.
During a speech at an event celebrating Brazilian club Santos FC’s centenary, Pele said Messi was not ahead of Neymar as the best player. in fact, the 30-year-old is ahead of his Paris Saint-Germain team-mate.
“There’s always this comparison with Diego Maradona, saying he’s better than Pelé,” the Brazilian legend said (h/t talkSPORT). “Now some say Messi is better than Pele. Well, he has to be better than Neymar first, which he isn’t yet. He has more experience. »
Neymar can solidify his name as one of the best players in the world at the 2022 FIFA World Cup if he can get Brazil to end their 20-year drought. Moreover, the trophy would allow the PSG star to have an honor that neither of these two players would have.
Brazil got off to a good start by winning their opener 2-0 against Serbia on Thursday; Meanwhile, Argentina lost 2-1 to Saudi Arabia and now find themselves in a key position when they face Mexico.