La Liga: Barcelona will go all out, Neymar
Having lost Champions League & Copa del Rey, Catalans keen to beat Atletico Madrid in tonight's La Liga decider for their only trophy this season
Barcelona: Barcelona's Brazilian striker Neymar has recovered from a foot injury in time from for their Spanish League decider against Atletico Madrid tonight.
Barcelona striker Neymar during a training session at the FC Barcelona Sports Center Joan Gamper in Sant Joan Despi near Barcelona yesterday. Pic/AFP
Barca on 86 points from 37 games, need to win in front of a packed Camp Nou Stadium, while a draw is good enough for an Atletico side (89 pts from 37 games) who are unbeaten in five previous meetings with the Catalans this campaign.
Though the 22-year-old is scheduled to undergo a fitness test before the big game, he is confident of being able to play and help Barcelona win what will be their only silverware this season given they Having lost in the Champions League to Atletico and the Copa del Rey to Real Madrid.
"I am in the home straight in terms of recovery and I'll see if I am able to play (Saturday)," Neymar told fans. I am back training," Neymar told fans during an internet chat.
"We are really ready for this. Atletico have a great team, great players and it is going to be hard to beat them but we have no other choice other than to go for it," added Neymar, who has struggled with a host of injuries this year.
A muscle pull kept him out for several weeks in January-February. He then injured the fourth metatarsal of his left foot during the Copa del Rey final against Real Madrid in April.
Ready for World Cup
However, with the World Cup in Brazil less than a month away, Neymar is relieved at the possibility of achieving 100 percent fitness.
"I was a bit anxious over the call-up (for the national team) but after it happened I was really happy. There's no reason to be nervous or feel pressure, you're in your own country, with your family," he added.
Number of times Barcelona have won the Spanish League in the last five seasons
1. August 11 (Spanish Super Cup) Atletico Madrid 1-1 Barcelona
2. August 28 (Spanish Super Cup) Barcelona 0-0 Atletico Madrid
3. January 11 (La Liga) Atletico Madrid 0-0 Barcelona
4. April 1 (Champions League, quarter-final, 1st leg) Barcelona 1-1 Atletico Madrid
5. April 9 (Champions League, quarter-final, 2st leg) Atletico Madrid 1-0 Barcelona