Pele later expressed his appreciation towards the talent of the diminutive champion Messi, and even confessed being his fan.
However, he says his appreciation does not equal him to himself. If anything can be said, we are at the same level is what he had to say about the glaring comparisons. In what can be explained as a challenge to the rising star, Pele in a way has provoked Messi by asking him to beat his record by scoring more than 1283 goals and winning three world cups. There can never be another Pele, he said, as his parents have shut down the factory. Well, we never know, as Messi hasnt shut his.