Fiji captain Roy Krishna is backing the national team to provide a stern challenge for New Zealand in this month's Football World Cup qualifiers.
The Melanesian side scraped through the third qualifying round after finishing third in their group at the 2016 Oceania Nations Cup.
Frenchman Christophe Gamel has since taken charge of the Fiji team, replacing Frank Farina, and has been holding regular training camps with locally-based players.
Roy Krishna said it was always a huge honour to represent his country and he's looking forward to facing off against some of his Phoenix team-mates when Fiji play the All Whites in Lautoka and Wellington.
"It's going to be a short turnaround and I've been in contact with the coach. He's doing a great job, he's a new coach so got new ideas and still gelling with the team," he said.
"[He's] still got to know the players well but like I said we've just got to do a job and I think he's got a good bunch of boys that can do the job for us."
Krishna scored for the Wellington Phoenix in their A-League victory over the Brisbane Roar last weekend, which snapped a three game losing streak.
They continue their play-off push tonight against Perth Glory in Auckland.