Neymar: Barcelona must not lose hope

The Brazil international forward believes that the reigning Spanish champions can still win the title and has mixed emotions about how his first season in La Liga has gone
Neymar believes that Barcelona still have a chance of retaining their Primera Division title and urges his team-mates to keep on fighting until the end of the season.

The Catalans trail leaders Atletico Madrid by four points going into their final three games but the Brazil international is hopeful that they can still turn things around.

"We must fight until the end," he declared to Mundo Deportivo.

"Hope is the last thing to lose. Even if we have only a one per cent chance of winning the title, we must keep going."

Neymar is currently recovering from injury but is confident of making a comeback before the end of the season, remarking: "I hope to recover and play the last game. If I have a chance to help out, I will."

The attacker then acknowledged that his first year at Barcelona has not been easy but he remains optimistic about his future at Camp Nou.

"I had everything, good and bad," the Brazilian continued. "I've had a tough time but I lift my head and look ahead.

"I feel relaxed. Everything in life is not easy, sometimes there are good mornings and there are others that are less so.

"We recently lost the Copa del Rey final and it is not a good feeling but you have to learn from everything. When you feel sad, you lift your head and keep smiling."