Neymar: We didn't come for a show, we came for gold
Brazil striker Neymar is not concerned by the heavy expectations placed on his team to win gold at London 2012 and insists they are focused on completing this mission.
Neymar, 20, was part of a Brazil side that crept past nine-man Honduras 3-2 on Saturday, with the Seleção needing to up their game if they are to reach the final next weekend.
The Santos youngster, though, believes that the team must look solely at winning a gold medal, even if it means not putting on a 'show' for supporters.
"We are only favourites until we enter the pitch. On the pitch, if we don't play football, we will not be favourites," Neymar told reporters.
"My objective is always to help. The Seleção didn't come here to give a show, we came here to do our job and secure a gold medal."
The Seleção will now take on Republic of Korea on Tuesday for a place in the final, with the East Asians having eliminated hosts Great Britain in a penalty shootout on Saturday night.