Nemanja Vidic has praised his Serbia team-mates for their response against Germany on Friday.
The Serbians fell to a 1-0 loss against Ghana in their opening Group D clash.
But they bounced back impressively versus Germany in Port Elizabeth, recording a 1-0 triumph.
Manchester United defender Vidic is now eagerly anticipating their final group game against Australia as they look to advance to the last 16.
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, 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."