Reid ready for World Cup decider

Winston Reid

Winston Reid is looking to use his big game experience as New Zealand aim for just their third appearance at a FIFA World Cup.

The All Whites face Peru in the second leg of their intercontinental play-off in the early hours of Thursday morning knowing a victory – or score draw – will send them to Russia.

Reid has figured at a World Cup before, in South Africa seven years ago, and having played a starring role in Saturday’s 0-0 draw against the South Americans, he is ready to upset the odds again.

“We’re used to playing in big environments,” he said. “We play big games outside of our country against big opponents so we’re well travelled. If you look at our recent history we play all of our big games away from home.

“We’re used to pressure, we’re used to playing a play-off game every four years and we’re looking forward to the game – we’re all very excited.

“Peru have not qualified for a World Cup for 30 years. There is pressure on Peru to win the game. We’re used to pressure and travel so we are confident about the game.”