The Colombia international netted once in Sunday's 2-1 win over Malaga to take his league tally for the 2012-13 campaign to eight, and Falcao is relishing the prospect of challenging Messi and Ronaldo for the Pichichi title.
"Everything's still very close, but I am enjoying fighting with them for the top-scorer title," Falcao was quoted as saying by El Tiempo.
"I'm already proud to have been ahead of them at some point this season. Hopefully I can keep this up and continue challenging them. I want to replicate last year's goalscoring numbers."
|10/1||Radamel Falcao is 10/1 with bet365 to win the top goalscorer award for La Liga|
"Right now the Colombian is like Messi and Cristiano. They're from another planet," the German told Marca.
Schuster also wore the Atletico jersey from 1990 until 1993.