Serbia defender Nemenja Vidic was ecstatic after the superb 1-0 win over Germany which put them in with a great chance of making the second round - even though it was his handball that almost cost the team victory - but is keeping his feet on the ground.
Vidic said: "I feel proud. Obviously after the first game, we were disappointed. We didn't play well. But we had a great result against Germany, so now everything is in our hands.
"In the first game, we played a bit sloppy, and because it was the first game, maybe we were a little bit scared. In this game, we started aggressively, we played well, but I have to say that after the red card [for Miroslav Klose], we had the same game that we had against France [in qualifying].
"We got scared, we didn't play football, we were more focused on defence, and basically it was a struggle.''
Goalkeeper Vladimir Stojkovic, who saved Podolski's penalty, added:: "I thought something was going to happen, for sure, that there would be an occasion where I would have to be really concentrated, and I managed to be really concentrated over the 95 minutes.
"This is a great victory for all of us. We have shown we are a truly good team, that we believe in ourselves and we will continue in such a way.''