Speaking to the media ahead of Wednesday’s crunch match, Aleksandar Mitrovic wasn’t short on confidence.

Buoyed by his first ever World Cup goal and excellent personal performance in the 2-1 defeat to Switzerland, the Newcastle striker can’t wait for the decider.

Mitro declaring that ‘If I didn’t think we could win against Brazil, I would pack my things and go, the same goes for my team-mates.’

Pointing to the surprise results already, Aleksandar Mitrovic says the favourites aren’t getting an ‘easy ride’ at this World Cup, citing Argentina’s struggles as a prime example.

Victory against Switzerland would have sent Serbia through and now it is a simple equation in this final match, Serbia have to beat Brazil unless Costa Rica manage to beat the Swiss – then a draw would do.

As for Brazil, they need a point to make sure of qualifying but the good news for Mitrovic and his teammates is that Brazil aren’t the type of team to ever try to play out a 0-0 draw,

The two matches kick off at 7pm on Wednesday night and Mitro states ‘I am confident that we will knock them out.’

This could be a cracking game and best of luck to Newcastle United’s number 45.

Aleksandar Mitrovic:

“I think there is more pressure on Brazil.

“They are not accustomed to this situation, that they can maybe fall in the first round, while we have nothing to lose.

“I think that as long as we are in the game, we will have a chance to go further.

“We need to be smart, to give our best, then with a little luck and God’s help, we can win.

“If I didn’t think we could win against Brazil, I would pack my things and go, the same goes for my team-mates.

“Favourites do not get an easy ride here, for example Croatia beat Argentina.

“Costa Rica and Switzerland have shown that they can play against Brazil and I am confident that we will knock them out.”



  • Natturner26

    I think Costa Rica have to beat Switzerland by two goals for Serbia to progress with a draw against Brazil.

    • Dillon Tovak

      I thought Serbia were out already?

      • Natturner26

        No, big match tomorrow against Brazil.

    • Mike Adam

      Serbia controls their own destiny, win and they go through.

  • Rich Lawson

    Packing your bags seems to cover options at the moment,you won’t beat Brazil and you wont out stare Mike Ashley,could be your last game for a while ?

  • Mrkgw

    The moment that he said he didn’t want to play for us again was a turning point for me. He can whistle.

    • Mike Adam

      How do you really know that he said that??? I personally don’t believe he said that. But if he did, can you blame him?

  • Peaky

    Never looks fully plumbed in to me….

    • Rich Lawson

      Yes I’m having a problem with a new dishwasher that looks equally mobile at the moment ! Despite my efforts to hold it down.

      • Dillon Tovak

        Does it also want to move to Fulham 😂

  • Brazilian John

    I love this guy but………………. he is young and he is starting his career now.
    Next World Cup will be amazing for him, but not this time!!

    • Natturner26

      We’ll see!

      • Brazilian John

        To say the truth, I really don’t care if Serbia beats BraSil..
        I know that our jersey is bigger than any player, but I really can’t support Neymar and his mediocre acting.

        • Natturner26

          Let’s just hope for a great match.

          Brazil play so beautifully I usually root for them as a neutral. But Neymar makes it hard. To a lesser extent so does Coutinho. But I like other players, particularly Marcelo and Casemiro.

          Best case scenario for me would be a Brazil-Serbia draw and Costa Rica thrashes Switzerland so Brazil and Serbia both progress.

          • Dillon Tovak

            I can’t see anything wrong with Coutinho, he’s quality and not a showboater.

          • pedrodelgardo

            Best player to visit St James’s last season in my opinion (given that ‘arry knacked Lejeune)

  • pedrodelgardo

    “I am confident that I will win the lottery this weekend”

  • TheFatController

    Lanzini’s Argentinian, Mitro..

  • Peaky

    Don’t like VAR one iota….

    • Wezza

      Mbemba handball penalty v Man Utd couple of seasons ago was identical to that. Forget which ref but he even said mbembas was a penalty. But that’s us lol.

  • Mxpx

    Good luck to him hope he scores a hattrick

  • Geordiegiants

    I hope he is gone sooner rather than later.
    When I was a youngin standing in the corner we had a player with a similar sort of style, Billy Whitehurst. I loved him and thought he was excellent, in reality he was pure garbage.

    • Mike Adam

      What will you do with your spare time when he is gone???

      • Geordiegiants

        Rejoice that I don’t have to listen to your only agenda anymore.

        • Mike Adam

          I don’t have an agenda, just a free thinking brain. Please tell me what my only agenda is??? And may I ask, why were you standing in the corner? Who would you like to lead our line???

          • Geordiegiants

            You really don’t know do you? Standing in the corner???? Come on man if your going to come on here and make out you know what your talking about at least do some research. You ask why I was standing in the corner now, another time you asked me what a heed is. Are you for real or what? And your agenda is to only come on and talk about / defend Mitro.

          • Mike Adam

            And your main agenda is to come on and talk / degrade Mitro. This is an article about him having confidence leading into Serbia’s game against Brazil, so why are you even on here except to further your agenda?

          • Geordiegiants

            The only time you post is when it’s to defend Mitro.

          • Mike Adam

            Wrong again my friend. Are you going to watch the Serbia game so you can come on after and degrade him??? I have questioned Rafa and ownership as well as who I thought should be bought in. I have also discussed many other individual players Darlow, Merino, Mbemba, Hoss and many others. But you wouldn’t know because there was no opportunity to degrade Mitro.

  • Dillon Tovak

    “with a little luck and God’s help, we can win.”

    I’m not trying to be a [email protected] but what about the Brazilian players praying to god for his help, does it then come down to his personal preference? 😂 maybe he’s got an accumulator on?

    • Leazes.

      Maybe God is Eastern Orthodox and not Church of Rome….. he’s definitely not C of E…. I prayed one and it didn’t work.