Neymar determined to help Brazil to Olympic gold

The Santos star is full of ambition ahead of Saturday's match versus Mexico, and feels Brazil are lucky that their opponents will have to make do without Gio Dos Santos
Brazil star Neymar is eagerly anticipating Saturday's Olympic final against Mexico, and is determined to help the South Americans to the gold medal.

The Selecao beat South Korea 3-0 in the semi-finals courtesy of a Romulo goal and two strikes from Leandro Damiao, and the 20-year-old is desperate to continue Brazil's hot streak on Saturday.

"It will be my first final with Brazil and I'm proud to be here representing the country in such an important moment like this, our first Olympic final in 24 years," the Santos striker told ESPN.

"No Brazilian has ever won this and I feel I am prepared to help the team leave with the gold medal. We have to keep doing what we have been doing so far in the tournament. It has been working."

The attacker then went on to discuss the availability of Gio Dos Santos for Mexico, and stressed his absence will be a plus for the Brazilians.

He added: "We would be very fortunate [if he does not play]."

Mexico's medical staff has since indicated that Dos Santos will indeed miss the final due to his muscular problem.