Shane Geraghty is convinced England can transform their fortunes in the space of a week and pull off what many fans would view as an improbable victory over New Zealand on Saturday.
England head into the game on the back of a 16-9 victory over Argentina but a turgid performance that was devoid of pace and creativity.
But Geraghty’s view of rugby is directly at odds with that belief. He is not a player willing to die wondering and if England are to turn the corner then he is likely to be a key figure.
The Northampton fly-half relishes playing the brand of bold, attacking rugby that Brian Ashton taught him at the RFU’s academy.
And Geraghty refuses to be intimidated, either by England’s predicament or the arrival of New Zealand to Twickenham.
“I don’t see why we can’t win,” said Geraghty. “We are not scared of the All Blacks. I’m really looking forward to it. I’ve dreamed about playing against the All Blacks since I was a kid.
“It’s a big ask, facing the haka in the last Test of the series, but we have had two games now and improved on our performance against Australia - and now we have nothing to lose against the All Blacks.
“Against Argentina we eradicated some of the errors we made against Australia. In the second half I think we looked quite dangerous and we are still getting used to how each of the backs play.
“We will be looking to build on that performance against an All Blacks team that are at the end of a long season.”