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Gilberto spells out Brazil desire
Published : 29 Jun 2010 15:30:03
Midfielder Gilberto Silva has spoken of Brazil's hunger for a sixth World Cup crown, insisting all the players are desperate for success in South Africa.
The South Americans sealed their place in the quarter-finals on Monday night after coasting to a 3-0 win over continental rivals Chile in Johannesburg and the former Arsenal player is backing the Selecao to now go all the way.
"I believe we can win," he said. "The mood in the squad is very good at the moment, everyone is enjoying a lot what we're doing for our country. Everyone is hungry to achieve one more trophy for Brazil."
Goals from Juan, Luis Fabiano and Robinho helped Brazil take their record at this years finals to three wins and a draw, which came against Portugal.
Their last eight opponents, Holland, have won all their matches so far and are one of the form sides at the tournament.
Gilberto continued: "It was good how the team reacted, especially from the last game as we didn't really have a very good game against Portugal.
"All of us know at this stage that there is no time to make mistakes as we did in the last game, and we worked very well.
"We expect a very hard game because Holland have got a quality team with very good players. If we give them space it will be very difficult for us and we could have a problem.
"We have played against Holland in these big World Cup matches before and it will be an emotional game. But I'm sure we will do our job as we did against Chile."