He said who the new Messiah is: Messi
For some, Pelé is one of the best footballer ever. Now he said who the new Messiah is: Messi. Interviewed by Onda Cero radio station, he also said that Barça reached the top thanks to Xavi and Iniesta. Here you have his best statements:
Iniesta and Xavi
"When you have players like Xavi and Iniesta, everything is easier. This is the reason why Barça have been the best in the world for so many years."
"Neymar is reaching the level of the best ones. He doesn't have the experience of Messi or Cristiano. Sometimes people forget players like Iniesta; it's very easy to play in a team with such great footballers. It's an excellent academy for Neymar."
Cristiano or Messi
"Cristiano is an excellent player as striker. They can't be compared. Messi is a player who score goals but he is also a playmaker in the back."
"In my team, both would be important, but if I had to choose, I would say Messi."
"For me Zidane has been one of the best midfielders ever in football. With the ball on his feet, on his head... he was very complete."
His memories as a player
"I had offers to sign for Madrid, Barça, Milan, Bayern... but I was happy in Santos and I stayed there for 18 years."