Ben Te & oo wants another "hard arm wrestling of a test match" and insists that England is not afraid as they chase their first win against New Zealand since 2012.
The Auckland-born center was an important part of the British and Irish lions that were pulled against the All Blacks last year.
The World Champions – defeated by South Africa in the Rugby Championship in September – warm up on Saturday morning with a 69-31 win over Japan.
Ben Te & oo wants another "hard arm wrestling of a friendly match" against the All Blacks
"You can have some experience with this Lions tour," said Te & oo. "I understand the threats they have throughout the field.
"They are a tough team and they will show up and they also have the skillset and we need to figure out how to play them.
Am I discouraged by them? No I'm not. I've played them before – they're more looking forward to playing them and I'm sure they're looking forward to playing us.
"When we did really well, it was built up as # 1 against # 2. It was a tough time for us, but this is the kind of test we need to see where we are right now.
"The most important things are just to recover and get up spiritually – you have to go out and play with passion, be physically and have a real crack. Hopefully, it's a hard arm wrestling test of Will's will to see what we're all about. "
The World Champions are warming up for next week's showdown by beating Japan on Saturday
Te & oo; o insists that the All Blacks do not scare him and England has nothing to fear
England ventured into the fitness of the Worcester Center, which had only 29 minutes of club action this season.
He apologized, however, with a 72-minute effort that supported the English midfield before being replaced by George Ford.
He was at the center of the defense effort that kept South Africa in check when England was in the first half with Maro Itoje in sin.
He said, "Throughout the week, you have to mentally count on your trust and use some of the experience you have previously gained to get you through.
"It's not easy, but I think it's the build up of characters and there will be times in your career for different players where you have to play with limited time, are upset and hurt." These are the things you have to go through, and that's great for me.
He was part of the British and Irish Lions team that was drawn to All Blacks last year
England has made a gamble against Te & oo, but he has restored the faith by playing well when defeating South Africa
"The first half was pretty one-sided – I do not know what the property and the area were, but it seemed pretty big. Those are the times when you are in your own half, defending your own line and losing a guy for 10 minutes if you get stuck there and show the character.
"You have to show the will to win and it was not nice." In the second half, we had some options – maybe we had a bit of execution there, but that's something to work on.
"We said it was not the best win, but it was physical, a real arm wrestling, a real test fight, and I think the will to win is what matters to me, the team really wanted it so much in our defense in the last few minutes. "
The Auckland-born center also said England showed great heart and will to beat Springboks