A powerful quote with which the Brazilian newspaper Folha de Sao Paulo from the mouth of the legendary Péle (78) extracted. On the question of what he thinks of players like Iniesta and Xavi, who say that Messi is the best player in history, said Pele. “Oh, fool, I think not. It is somewhere also a matter of taste. There are people who think that Messi is the best ever. But how can someone that good in a headline and tweebenig is to compare with someone who only has one foot, but do one thing and not headings? To have someone with me to compare, that player with both feet to stairs and also can heads.”
He has only one foot, always the same and can not heads.Pele about Messi
estimates Pele a compatriot of Messi, one Diego Maradona, higher in. “For me it was Maradona one of the best players we have ever had. Better than Messi, much better. And there were also Beckenbauer and Cruyff. Great players also.”Remarkable statistics on free kick
But the words of Pele were not yet cold, or Messi replied with the feet on the field. Two great direct free kick and an assist in the 0-4 victory of FC Barcelona at neighbours Espanyol. The Former (31) is now on 569 goals in 654 matches for Barcelona. A remarkable statistic: in the last four years scored Messi on his own more goals via free kicks than any other club from the top five European leagues. 19 of the 24 goals on free kick Barça has Messi, and then Juventus (18), Lyon, Real Madrid and AS Roma (14) follow.
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