Juliano Belletti one time defender for Chelsea and Barcelona has said that his former teammate is the ‘Pele’ of this generation.
Messi turned up for Barcelona in the second half of the liga season and led them to a famous treble, but failed to win the copa with Argentina. As a result, he has been criticized by Argentines, one of which is his grandfather.
Belletti feels Messi is above criticism and has compared him to Pele. The face of old school football.
“Messi is the Pele of this generation,” he told Sport.
“I do not understand the criticism of him in his own country. You cannot criticise a player like Messi.
“But it also happened to Ronaldinho in Brazil.”