Cape Town - Mamelodi Sundowns striker Percy Tau believes the CAF Champions League winners will hold their own against the best footballers in the world at the FIFA Club World Cup.
The Brazilians became the first South African team to qualify for the prestigious competition after winning the CAF Champions League.
Sundowns will compete against the best in the world in Japan, including 2015/16 UEFA Champions League winners Real Madrid.
Coach Pitso Mosimane will look to make history with Sundowns against the other continental champions taking part in the tournament.
"Look, I really don't look at teams in that way [big and small] but, in each and every tournament, any team can win it," Tau told KickOff.
"It's always about the belief. If you believe you can win it then go and do your best and prove it. To be underdogs, I don't know about that. How can we be underdogs if we've just won the Champions League?
"I think all the teams [at the Club World Cup] are representing their continents, so there's no underdog. It's different, they are in La Liga and we are in PSL so I wouldn't even try to compare myself to those people."