Oribe Peralta says Mexico 'can beat anyone' as they look to pull off an upset by beating Brazil in the London 2012 Olympic final on Saturday.
The Santos Laguna forward, one of the three over age players in Luis Fernando's squad, helped guide his country to the top of Group B, before eliminating Senegal in the quarter-finals.
Peralta scored one of the goals of the tournament - a long-range drive in the semi-finals - as Mexico fought from a goal down to beat Japan 3-1.
The striker expressed his pride at representing El Tri at the Olympics and is determined to add a gold medal to his mantlepiece.
“Pulling on a Mexico shirt is unbelievably important to me," he told FIFA.com.
“Our biggest strength is that we never give up. We’re a very strong team, and we have it in us to beat Brazil. We can beat anyone!”
Neither country has won Olympic football gold in the history of the competition, but the 28-year-old is determined to suppress the challenge of the Seleção and achieve Mexico's international dream.
“It would be a huge honour for Mexico, but we want it and we’ll definitely give it everything we have."
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