The Selecao star insists he won't be taking Brazil's opponents lightly, sentiments echoed by Luiz Gustavo who stressed the importance of the tie ahead of next year's World Cup
The Chelsea midfielder was part of former coach Mano Manezes’ side that saw off the Taegeuk Warriors in last year’s Olympic Games and remembers a more difficult encounter than the 3-0 scoreline may suggest.
“I played against South Korea in London Olympics and I remember it was difficult match,” he said.
“I will do my best to perform even better this time. We are all working towards putting on a great performance.”
They were sentiments echoed by fellow Confederations Cup winner Luiz Gustavo, who will be particularly familiar with one of his opponents this weekend.
“South Korea have many quality players like Koo Ja-Cheol, my team-mate at Wolfsburg,” said the former Bayern Munich man who also expanded on the fixture’s importance to Brazil’s ongoing World Cup preparations.
“Every match is another opportunity for players to show their worth.
“Brazil must always maintain focus in every match, as we're working hard to achieve our goals at the World Cup.”