Luis Suarez is pulling no punches as he openly snubbed Cristiano Ronaldo when naming his favourite all-time strikers.
Suarez's list included only South Americans, including two players he has played alongside during his career.
"Number one for me is Messi," Suarez said.
Gabriel Batistuta was second on Suarez's list and the striker said, "He was my favourite player when I was a child. He was a really good No. 9 and he liked to shoot free-kicks. He loved to play for the team and I loved his character as well."
Number three was Diego Forlan, "I think for me, one of the best of my career is [Diego] Forlan," Suarez said.
"I played with him, he's a really good striker. Really clear-minded. He played for the team. He's a striker who likes to score many goals. He likes to shoot and that's what you want."
After a failed stint at Manchester United, Forlan swapped the Theatre of Dreams for La Liga, where he went on to have glorious career with Villarreal and Atletico Madrid. He won the Golden Ball for best player at the 2010 World Cup, while he also earned the European Golden Shoe on two occasions (2004-05, 2008-09).
Ronaldo Nazario came fourth. Suarez certainly does not stand out for his communication skills, as he described the Brazilian as "The fat one".
"The first Ronaldo. The Brazilian Ronaldo. He's really good. He's so quick. He's an intelligent guy. He's a nice finisher. He had it all."
Ronaldo lifted two World Cups for Brazil in 1994 and 2002, and scored 62 goals in 98 matches for his national team. He won the Ballon d'Or in 1997 and 2002, and was also awarded FIFA World Player of the Year on three occasions.
Romario came in number five. He had an illustrious 24-year career that saw the striker play for clubs
He also starred for his national team, winning the 1994 World Cup, two Copa America titles, and hit the back of the net on 55 occasions during his 70 caps.