Moscow: Aleksandar Kolarov said here on Tuesday that Serbia will need to play "as a team" to have any chance of defeating Brazil to avoid elimination from the 2018 World Cup in a contest he described as the most important of his career.
"If we win, we will do it as a team," the captain told a press conference in Moscow ahead of Wednesday's Group E clash.
Brazil, the five-time champions, lead the group with 4 points after drawing with Switzerland and beating Costa Rica. The Serbs, who beat the Central Americans before losing to the Swiss, have 3 points.
The Brazilians need only a draw to be sure of advancing to the knockout stage, but Serbia must win to stay alive in the tournament.
"My personal opinion is this is my career's final, this is the most important game in my career and this is how I'm going to approach it," Kolarov said on Tuesday.
Praising Brazil's "incredibly gifted players," including Neymar, Willian, and Gabriel Jesus, the 32-year-old defender doubts that the South American side would play for a draw.
"They just don't know how to play for a draw," Kolarov said.
The Serb also referred to Brazil goalkeeper Alisson - his teammate at AS Roma - as one of the world's best at the position.