Pele – still the best… according to Pele
For all that was wonderful about Pele – the goals, the sublime skills, the curious erection adverts, Escape to Victory – when it comes to passing on his World’s Greatest crown to a younger man, he has serious issues. What some might hilariously call “electile dysfunction”.
It wasn’t so long ago that he said this about Maradona:
“He couldn’t kick well with his right foot and he didn’t score headed goals.”
And now he’s waded in on the Messi fanfare with all the grace of a man attempting to play pool with a length of rope, by saying this (as reported in the Daily Mail):
“They are always trying to compare someone to Pele.”
“But I always joke with my Argentine friends that they must first choose who is the best player from Argentina.”
“Then, when one of them scores a thousand goals, then we can start talking.”
“He (Messi) plays very well for Barcelona, but has failed to show his talent with the Argentina team.”
“Maybe he can at the World Cup. Let’s wait and see.”
What do YOU think? Is Messi up there with Pele? Let us know with a comment.