Very rare—possibly even unprecedented—is the occasion that Argentine legend Diego Maradona is cast as the voice of reason.
But at a press conference in Dubai yesterday, he played the role surprisingly well when asked about Pelé’s recent comments that Lionel Messi is not as good as Brazilian wünderkind Neymar. His response:
“Maybe Neymar is the best player of the world, but only if we clarify that Messi is from another planet.”
If you’re scoring at home, that’s Maradona 1, Pelé 0.
H/T to the RefBaiter.