Manager Chris Coleman celebrated his 47th birthday on Saturday, but the only present he wants in Belgrade is three points and accepts his side cannot lose to Serbia if they are to top their World Cup group. We have a load of youngsters with us as well, which I think has stepped up the quality again.
Serbia have won three and drawn two of their five World Cup qualifiers, and Ivanovic knows this is a real opportunity for them to set down a marker on the road to Russian Federation. "As players, you can not help but carry that feeling of wanting to set the record straight".
"I knew what I was going to do before stepping up and taking it".
"When the national anthem started, that's what I'll always remember", the Wales manager said.
Defeat would leave Wales with a sinking feeling, a year on from the high of beating Slovakia 2-1 to get their charge to the semi-finals of Euro 2016 up and running.
"It was such a pivotal moment and a highlight that you can only draw inspiration from that".
The signs were ominous for Wales when Aleksandar Kolarov curled a free-kick inches wide but Vokes nearly snatched a second with his head moments later.
Chris Coleman's side were missing star man Gareth Bale due to suspension in Belgrade but Arsenal midfielder Ramsey inspired the visitors into a half-time lead when he floated in a 35th-minute penalty, sending goalkeeper Vladimir Stojkovic the wrong way.
But Allen is certain that the rest of the squad can cope without main man Bale.
"Gareth is going to be a massive miss for anybody in the world, whatever team". "There's no point hiding from that fact".
"This is another opportunity for us to go out there and show our togetherness, put in a big shift and hopefully get the result we want". "There's everything to play for and it's a great game for us to be involved in". Absolutely. One hundred per cent we can bridge that gap.
But Allen denies that this is a must-win game.
Wales have not reached a World Cup since 1958 and they remain four points behind their opponents at the Group D summit after goals from Aaron Ramsey and Mitrovic. But we can't look at anybody else.
This has become the pivotal game in our group, as if we get the win, Georgia then play Austria and Wales in their next two games where a draw would be enough to officially kill either side's chances. Keep in mind we still have to go to Cardiff in the final fixtue.
"They can not afford to lose because if they do I think they'll have too much to do, they've got to get a result in Serbia against a very good side".