This is what Brazilian legend Pele thinks about his compatriot Neymar, he doesn’t consider him a great footballer because he can’t score with his head or defend.
Neymar is currently the star of the Brazilian team and is believed to have the potential to be a great player.
However, Pele accepts Neymar is talented, but he believes there are players from the past who are better than he is.
“Neymar is a good player, but how many goals has he scored with his head in his life?” Pele pondered in an interview with Placar .
“He is an excellent player, but Vasconcelos, my team-mate at Santos, was 10 times better than Neymar, without any doubt.
“Neymar is an attacker, he plays up front, that is it. He does not track back, does not organise and does not come out to play.
“It’s difficult to compare him with so many players of the past when he has such weaknesses. Although, within the current Brazil team, he is the main figure, the only one.”
Pele also offered his opinion on Neymar’s Barca team-mate Lionel Messi, who he considers to be the best in the modern era, but also pointed out some weaknesses.
“Messi, as I have always said over the last 10 years, is one of the players I consider superior,” Pele said.
“But he doesn’t use his head. He predominantly uses his left foot and is not ambidextrous. Today he is the best.
“Messi has the same style as Maradona, the same kind of game. He is lucky because there is no one to compare him>