Ireland head coach Andy Farrell spoke to media at Jerry Collins Park in Wellington on Thursday as the build-up to the third Test continues.
Farrell has made one change to the starting XV, with Bundee Aki coming in at centre for the injured Garry Ringrose.
Loking ahead to Saturday’s final showdown with New Zealand, Farrell said: “It really does not get any better for us. We have all talked about playing against the All Blacks when our backs are against the wall or when they have come off a loss, and we know what the history has said about all that.
But this is exactly where we want to be. We know they will be hurting. We know they have bounced back unbelievably strong.
“We have played them enough times to realise what is coming but we want this, I have to emphasise that. We want to have them in the last game of the season, for them to be fired up, wanting to prove a point.”
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