We would lie because we all know that the match against Watchmakers was anctiously anticipated ever since the groups were drawn and the dates were scheduled at the World Championship.
No, it's not a political connotation. Simply, whether we wanted to admit or not, the game against Switzerland is decisive for going to the second round.
The win would bring the eight of finals to the Eagles, the defeat brings us closer to the homeland, while the tie would still give a realistic option of ending up as first or second in the group.
The public wants to know which 11 Spartans will Mladen Krstajic bring out on Friday (20:00h, RTS1) to the field. Will there be any changes or the same team that played against Costa Rica will be enough?
Judging by the sentence Krstajic said at the conference, there will be changes.
- Surely, there will be some tactical changes, but we won't change our game style - Krstajic said on Thursday evening.
Those tactical changes are mostly about the left side of the attack of Eagles. Instead of Adem Ljajic, who is not playing in his natural position, will be replaced by Filip Kostic.
First, because of the fact that he was in front of Aleksandar Kolarov the entire qualifications, they play well together, and he plays defense better than the rest. That doesn't mean that Serbia will defend itself, but that additional help is needed to stop Xherdan Shaqiri - the most dangerous player in Switzerland.
He shyly mentioned that Nemanja Radonjic could go to the left, but the situation is generally risky to put a wing player of Red Star from the first minute.
So, Stojkovic will be on the goal. There is no need to change the defense which did an awesome job against Costa Rica. Ivanovic, Milenkovic, Tosic, and Kolarov will be the last wall, and Matic and Milivojevic will be in front of them.
Sergej Milinkovic Savic will be behind the attacker Aleksandar Mitrovic, and the mentioned Kostic and Tadic will be on the sides.
Sergej could be the decisive factor and the two Swiss journalists admitted the day before the match that they are afraid the most of the Lacio midfielder.
Let's hope that their fears will be justified...
Watch the stadium where Serbia will play against Switzerland: