Great Britain's curling skip Bruce Mouat believes his team will be “tough to beat” when taking on USA for a place in the men’s final.
Mouat’s rink can guarantee Team GB a first medal of these Winter Olympics if they overcome reigning champions USA on Thursday.
GB have the hammer for the last-four encounter, and that could give them the edge as they look to guarantee at least a silver.
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However, GB will be wary that they have already lost to USA at these Games, a 9-7 defeat in their second match at the National Aquatics Centre.
Since then, GB went on a seven-match winning streak, most recently beating Canada in their last group game earlier on Thursday.
"I'm really proud of how we went about that," said Mouat. "We've played really well for the last few days, so really impressed that we came out and played a really good game to finally finish the round robin.
"I'm going to use the experience I got from playing last week and try and really focus on playing well and staying in the moment.
"I maybe got a wee bit ahead of myself last week. I'm really excited to see what we can do tonight. The guys are playing well and I'm sure we will be able to do that."
How to watch Team GB v USA in men’s curling semi-final
- Team GB take on USA from 12.05pm GMT. Watch the semi-final on Eurosport 1 and on discovery+
Mouat missed out on a mixed curling medal after losing the bronze-medal match, but he is hoping to go one better this afternoon.
When asked about facing USA for a place in the final, he added: "Looking forward to playing tonight, we are going to have to play well because we know exactly what [USA skip John] Shuster can do.
"We've learnt a lot about the ice in the last four or five days. We know what kind of throws we need to make shots. The second game that we had was against the USA, which we did lose, but we've learnt so much from that point that I'm really confident we can come out and play better.
"I think they've got the experience. They know exactly what confronting the situation is like, they've already won the medal. We will just have to relax into the game and try and not feel the extra pressure that the semi-finals is going to put on and just try and enjoy ourselves which is when we play our best."
Curling's No 1 fan Mr T said: "Curling is cool! Now get ready for Great Britain. Remember every body wants to be the Champs, So Defend your Title."
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