Pele has said he believes Paris Saint-Germain and Brazil forward Neymar is harming his reputation through "playacting" when being fouled.
The 26-year-old has been regularly accused of simulation and feigning injury since his world record €222 million move from Barcelona, and Pele told Canal Football Club that he is trying to help Neymar.
"I always said that Neymar would become a great player," Pele said.
"What has happened over the past two years, though? He started to want to come across...
Former Brazil forward Pele has stated that Diego Maradona was a "much better player" than Lionel Messi -- adding that Barcelona No. 10 "only shoots with one leg, only has one skill and doesn't head the ball well."
The 21-year-old Flamengo midfielder completed a €35 million deal to join the seven-time European champions in January and was one of a number of recipients of Brazil's top club honours during a ceremony, being named to the team of the season alongside Palmeiras' Dudu, who was given the Bola de Ouro (Golden Ball) for the top player of the Brazilian championship.