Pele is of the opinion that Neymar plays with a style more similar to Lionel Messi than Cristiano Ronaldo, the football legend has said.
“Neymar has been compared with Cristiano Ronaldo. So I’ve said several times, told friends, in Europe, given interviews… Cristiano Ronaldo is an excellent player, he could be like our Vava, our Coutinho, the finisher,” Pele said.
“Neymar is really more of a Messi-style, one who constructs the play, but scores the goal also.”
Pele also took the opportunity to thank the friends he made playing in his playing days, calling his former teammates at Santos his “brothers,” and also recognised the many friends he made as the club toured around the world.
“Thank God I made a lot of friends with people from many countries because Santos was travelling a lot,” he said. “Every year we went to Europe, Africa, Asia. It’s a club that, and I say it full of pride, promoted Brazil all over the world. And opened the doors of the world for me too.”
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