All Whites captain Winston Reid has shut down a reporter questioning if his team has the pedigree to beat Peru in tomorrow's crucial World Cup qualifier.
Speaking at a press conference ahead of the game in Peru's capital Lima, Reid had no qualms about pointing out Peru's own lack of history when it comes to the football World Cup.
'You haven't been to a World Cup in 30 years either have you? I mean records are there to be broken for you and for us, so we'll see," Reid replied to a Peruvian reporter.
All Whites coach Anthony Hudson also fired a warning to the Peruvian players and staff at the press conference, looking to pile the pressure on the hometown favourites.
"Everyone knows Peru is the favourite. We know if Peru loses it will be a national disaster and we don't have that sort of pressure," Hudson said in Spanish.
The Kiwi underdogs will have talismanic striker Chris Wood available to play from the start after a tight hamstring limited him to a role off the bench in the first-leg in Wellington.
However, combative defender Tommy Smith is in doubt with a calf complaint, meaning Andrew Durante might step in to partner Winston Reid at the heart of the All Whites defence.
The All Whites take on Peru in Lima at 3:15pm tomorrow NZT.