Former Real Madrid coach, Carlo Ancelotti has backed his former ward, Cristiano Ronaldo to score more goals than Messi.
Ronaldo found the net 48 times last season to scoop the Pichichi award away from Messi.
And even though both players are yet to score, Ancelotti backs the Madrid man to get the top goals.
“It is a bit strange that neither Ronaldo, nor Messi has scored yet this season in La Liga,” Ancelotti told reporters.
“But I do not have any doubts about Cristiano. I know him very well and I am willing to bet that he will win the Pichichi trophy again this season.
“When I was in charge last season, he scored 61 goals in all competitions. He really was incredible.
“Messi’s drought so far is also quite unusual, but there is no reason to doubt him either. He is one of the greatest players the game has ever seen.
“Cristiano and Messi are among the best ever and Spain is really fortunate to enjoy both of them.”
Ronaldo, 30, has won the Pichichi trophy three times so far in his career, emerging top of the goalscoring charts in 2010-11, 2013-14 and last season.