Hulk targets Olympic glory with Brazil

The powerful forward has played up the Selecao's chances of securing gold at the London Games and is confident the international stature of his team-mates will serve them well
Porto striker Hulk is adamant that Brazil's Olympic representatives are handling the tags of favourites well, as the team arrive in London to begin preparations for the tournament.

The powerful attacker will join up with the likes of Alexandre Pato, Thiago Silva and Sandro, prompting pressure to mount on the Selecao as the run-up to the Games begin.

However, Hulk has played up his side's chances, maintaining it is all in a day's work for a team used to dealing with such labels.

"We are prepared. Pressure is always a part of playing for Brazil, and that they are saying such things about us indicates people find us worthy of being champions," Hulk told Globoesporte.

Brazil open their campaign against Egypt on July 26.