The Brazil international Neymar, who is currently plying for the Spanish champions FC Barcelona has already scored more than 94 goals and laid off 69 assists in 167 games since joining Barcelona from Santos in the summer of 2013, and a further 51 goals in 75 matches for his country.
And according to the Brazilian legend Pele, the Brazil international Neymar's ability in the air is the only aspect of the Barcelona star's game that is not superior to that of Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo's,
As in a recent interview Pele told Brazilian outlet UOL, ,"The only problem that Neymar has is the header. Cristiano Ronaldo is not better than him
"Technically, Neymar is way better, but he [Ronaldo] is better when using the head. You don't see Neymar scoring with the head, and that counts [in Ronaldo's favor]"
Currently Brazil have surged to the top of the CONMEBOL World Cup qualifying table under new manager Tite, who has restored the swagger and unity the Selecao has lacked since 2010 a change of fortunes which has pleased the 76-year-old Pele.
As in an interview Pele has said, "One of the things that pleased me was too see Tite's work. Because Brazil always had good players. But what was our problem? We didn't have a team," he added.
"Then the World Cup disaster came [in 2014], and now Tite is trying to do what Brazil always did. I hope that it works, Tite is on the right path."
The former Brazil international Pele, who helped Brazil to World Cup titles in 1958, 1962 and 1970, and is widely considered the greatest player in the game football’s history.
However, one of his rivals for the title, Diego Maradona, has made his share of headlines criticizing the Brazilian, as well as fellow countryman Lionel Messi, to media, on which Pele says a habit he doesn't quite understand.
"Who knows him knows that he's a nice guy, good to talk to. But when he goes to give an interview or make some decision, then I don't know what happens to him," Pele added.