Gary van Egmond expects to face a different Wellington Phoenix side to the one that was belted 7-1 by Sydney FC on Saturday.
Hunter Ports Newcastle Jets coach Gary van Egmond says he expects to face a different Wellington Phoenix side to the one that was belted 7-1 by Sydney FC on Saturday, when the Jets travel to New Zealand this weekend.
Van Egmond said the Jets would not be taking Wellington lightly, despite Saturday-s result and the fact the Phoenix are currently in last place on the A-League ladder.
“Our record over there is dreadful, so we go over there with no illusions of how hard a game it is going to be,” van Egmond said.
"If anyone does feel overconfident, I will just show them the statistics and it will bring them back to ground.
"(Wellington) obviously had a tough day at the office (against Sydney) but they-re probably the first to agree that Wellington at home and Wellington away are two different teams.”
Newcastle have only won once in nine outings at Westpac Stadium, with that victory coming way back in September, 2007.
However, van Egmond said the Jets would travel across the ditch full of confidence on this occasion, following their recent run of promising results.
"We go over there with the knowledge that we have not had a result over there in I don't know how long, and it-s not going to be an easy game," he said.
"We respect Wellington and we understand how difficult a game it will be.
“In saying that, obviously with the three clean sheets we-ve had in a row, the opportunities we-ve created and our performances, we go there with added confidence and we-re looking forward to it.”