The 20-year-old celebrated reaching the final of the London Olympics, and he believes that his team have what it takes to win the tournament for the first time
The skilful Brazilian has been in top form this summer, playing an integral role in his country's 100 per cent record at the Games. With three goals to his name, he helped the Selecao beat the Taegeuk Warriors on Tuesday to set up a meeting with Mexico in the final.
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The young superstar is looking forward to having the opportunity to win a gold medal for Brazil for the first time, and believes that the experience of his team-mates will be integral to any success.
"We are experienced," he told TV Record. "Despite the young age of some of our players, we have been playing football for a long time."
The Santos star also stated that the team are ready for the match, and called for divine approval in his quest to bring home the medal that his country crave.
"We are prepared. After the victory against South Korea, we must rest so that the team is ready ahead of the next game. God willing, we will win the gold medal that all of Brazil wants."