Neymar hopes to be back for title decider

Barcelona forward Neymar hopes to make a timely return to action for his side's Primera Division title decider against Atletico Madrid on Saturday.

The Brazilian has missed Barca's last four games with a left foot injury he sustained in the Copa del Rey final loss to Real Madrid.

But after a month on the sidelines, he is now hopeful of giving the Catalan club a boost ahead of their winner-takes-all clash this weekend.

"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," Neymar said in quotes reported by Marca.

If Barca win their final game of the season at the Nou Camp, they will be crowned champions.

"We're really ready for this," Neymar added. "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."