Pele hailed Neymar as a “very good player” but says he still has some defects in his game.
The Brazil legend spoke to Placar magazine and wondered if Neymar’s defending and play-building qualities needed to improve.
Pele said: “Neymar is a striker, he plays forward, he’s specific. He doesn’t play back, doesn’t organise, doesn’t bring the ball out.”
He compared him with other players who were better, in his opinion.
“Vasconcelos was 10 times as good as Neymar, no doubts,” explained Pele.
“It’s hard to compare him with previous players because in the current Brazilian team he is the main figure, the only one”.