Barcelona forward Lionel Messi says he feels better but yet to fix a return date from injury.
The 26-year-old Argentine was ruled out for between six and eight weeks this month because of a hamstring injury.
“I’m better, improving little by little, I’m nearly without any pain and starting to do little things,” he said after been presented with the Golden Boot award.
“I haven’t put a return date. If everything goes well this will be the date (first game of next year) to return, but we’ll see how the recovery goes.
“It will happen when it has to happen.”