Barcelona superstar Neymar has stated that he is looking to return to the pitch just in time for the final match of the season against Atletico Madrid. Barcelona go into the match still with hope of winning the title. They will be able to do so if they beat the Champions League finalist. Atletico Madrid have the opportunity to seal the title last weekend but they could only get a 1-1 draw against Malaga. Meanwhile, Barcelona will be welcoming back Neymar for this match.
The 21-year-old has been suffering from a foot injury in the last few weeks. His recovery was expected to be quick given that he was included in the World Cup squad by manager Luiz Felipe Scolari. Neymar will be one of the most high profile players at the World Cup. He has been regarded as one of Brazil’s most important players for the last few years. Ahead of the match with Athletico, Neymar has stated that he is feeling fit and ready for the encounter. He has been stretching himself in recovery over the last few days.
Even though he may not be able to start the match after being on the sidelines for several weeks, Barcelona manager Gerardo Martino may decide to name him on the bench.
“I’m in the final stretch in terms of recovery and I’ll see if I can play (on Saturday) when I’m back to training. We’re really ready for this. Atletico have a great team, great players and will be hard to defeat, but we have no choice other than to go out and win,” said Neymar. The forward had a great start to his Barcelona life with an amazing first half of the season, but the second half has been very difficult for him. He has scored nine goals in the league this season.