The Mexican had claimed in February that the Spaniard would be the No.1 in his position within a couple of years but now feels that his prediction has already come true.
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"For me he's the best goalkeeper in the world," Chicharito told the club's official website.
"We all talk about development and having to go down a certain career path and, of course, at his age many people would have been scared to give him the place he's earned for himself.
"But I think that this season he has really benefited from being given the opportunity to play on a regular basis.
"He was first choice between the sticks and I think that any player in the world shows his true ability when he has the chance to get a decent run of games in the side and David has really shown his quality.
"He was voted best goalkeeper in the Premier League, so I would say he is doing very nicely."