Bellamy not caught up in hype

Craig Bellamy reckons that being a Welshman precludes him from all the euphoria surrounding Great Britain's Olympic medal chances.

Having progressed to the knockout stages of the Games unbeaten, Team GB are one of the odds-on favourites to qualify for the semi-finals, and then the final.

Bellamy, however, believes Stuart Pearce's side best remain grounded and take things one game at a time, with Saturday's quarter-final clash with South Korea their immediate focus.

Asked if Team GB could finish atop the Olympic podium, the Wales international said: "That's you English. That is what you lot do - I'm Welsh!

"I'm just grateful to be involved. We are not going to win it. We aren't going to come first, second, third.

"We are just trying to beat South Korea. You can't look too far ahead. You just can't because anything can happen.

"I watch it sometimes and think, 'Be careful - you could go out in the next game'. But that is what's great about football.

"Being Welsh has taught me that, with two minutes to go, anything can happen. I've come into this with a wider look. Now it is just pure and simple - let's have a go and enjoy it."