Neymar: God willing, we will win the gold medal
Neymar has stated that he wants to return home from the London 2012 Olympic Games with the gold medal that the whole of Brazil desires.
The Seleção beat South Korea 3-0 at Old Trafford last night, thanks to two goals from Leandro Damião and one from Rômulo, to set up a Wembley final with Mexico.
Neymar has played an integral role in maintaining the country’s 100 per cent record during the Games, with three goals to his name so far.
The 20-year-old said: "Despite the young age of some of our players, we have been playing football for a long time. We are experienced and we are prepared. .
"After the victory against South Korea, we must rest so that the team is ready ahead of the next game.”
The Santos star also called for divine approval in his quest to bring home the medal that his country craves.
"God willing, we will win the gold medal that all of Brazil wants," he added.
Brazil have been trying to win the Olympic title without success for 60 years, coming closest with silver medals in 1984 and 1988 and bronze in 1996 and 2008.
The five-time world champions will be looking to make history on Saturday when Mano Menezes’ young side take on El Tricolor in the final of the London Games.