The 28-year-old Dutchman struck twice against Hertha Berlin at the weekend to move one clear of Bayern Munich forward Mario GomezSchalke striker Klaas-Jan Huntelaar is desperate to finish the season as the Bundesliga's top scorer, explaining that the award would mean more to him than the two he claimed for doing likewise in the Eredivisie.
The Netherlands international bagged a double in last weekend's 4-0 win over Hertha Berlin to take his tally for the season to 27, one more than Bayern Munich's Mario Gomez, who netted once in his side's 2-0 win over Stuttgart.
With just one round of the season remaining, Huntelaar is now hoping that he can hold off the challenge of his German rival to finish alone on top of the goalscoring charts.
"In the Netherlands, I was top scorer twice," the former Ajax forward told Kicker. "But in a big league like the Bundesliga, it would be worth even more."
Huntelaar also believes that if he is to be crowned the top marksman in Germany, he "must score at least once" against Werder Bremen at the weekend.
Gomez, for his part, insists that he is not preoccupied with claiming the accolade and stated, "it's not Gomez against Koln" when Bayern travel to the RheinEnergieStadion on Saturday.