The attacker is hopeful that he'll keep finding the net until the end of the season, while Bernd Schuster thinks the Colombian is up there with the very best
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."
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"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.