After the 4-0 thrashing of Denmark ensured Brazil will feature in the quarterfinals of the Rio Olympics, Gabriel Jesus says the team can now sleep in peace.
The Palmeiras man, who will be joining Manchester City in January, scored the second goal of the riot.
And Gabriel, who was delighted with Brazil’s performance, conceded that keeping their medal hopes alive was a huge weight off he and his team-mates’ shoulders.
“I feel more than relief,” he said, as quoted by Globoesporte. “In all the interviews I’ve given, I said I was sad, not because I hadn’t got any goals, but because the team hadn’t scored and hadn’t won.
“Today we went out with a greater spirit, we were able to get the goals.
“Our game was much better. We were pressing them without the ball. We should be congratulated for our match.
“We’ll sleep in peace today. From tomorrow, we’ll think about the quarter-finals.”