Messi is widely recognised as the best player in the world at the moment but there is some debate as to whether the Barca ace is better than legendary figures such as Pele or Diego Maradona.
Messi recently admitted he has never seen Pele play and as a result the former Santos star has vowed to send him a video of his 2004 documentary to enlighten the Argentinean on his own sparkling career.
Pele scored 1281 goals in 1363 games, although this tally has been disputed.
"It is a normal thing when a player is compared [to a player from another time period], sometimes he is not interested in the comparison," Pele told Globoesporte.
"If he really did not see me, I'll do what I once did with [Diego] Maradona: I'll send him the video 'Pele Eterno' and then he will."
Pele is the all-time leading scorer of the Brazil national football team with 77 goals and the only footballer to be a part of three World Cup-winning squads.
He dismissed suggestions that Brazil no longer have the talent in depth to dominate World Cups like they used to.
"Brazil have great players, it just takes time to bring the team together because we can make five world class teams," he said.
Mano Menezes' Brazil recently beat Mexico 2-1 in a friendly match with Ronaldinho and Marcelo scoring the goals.
It was also the first defeat for Mexico boss Jose Manuel De la Torre at the helm after 14 games without a loss.