Socceroos coach Ange Postecoglou has poured cold water on the idea that Honduras hold all the cards ahead of their World Cup qualifying duel next month.
Postecoglou will lead his team to the Central American nation as part of a crunch home-and-away clash that will send one side to next year's tournament in Russia.
And there are certainly plenty of challenges confronting the Socceroos.
The host of the first leg - San Pedro Sula - is exceptionally hard to get in and out of.
It's a dangerous city; hot, humid and inhospitable too.
The Socceroos have been asked to play in the afternoon - not at night as might be expected - and all the while, be subject to rabid support by local fans that could tip over the edge.
Postecoglou is fine with that.
In keeping with his 'bring it on' mindset, the Asian Cup winner declared both himself and the team up for the challenge.
"I don't know who's on their tourism bureau but the information coming out is not great. It doesn't sound attractive," Postecoglou joked at a business function in Sydney.
He then put his game face on.
"It's going to be passionate. It's going to be hostile. But it's a World Cup. It's what you want," he said.
"We're not going there for an opera."
Postecoglou said Australia's investment in rehabilitation, sports science, psychology and all-around planning should pay a dividend.
"We are the best organised national team in the world. I would back us against anybody," he said.
"It's an advantage for us.
"We've faced some pretty challenging conditions all the way through this World Cup campaign.
"While people are fussing on what we're going to face over there, what they're not thinking about is that trip back from there is going to be tough.
"I think it will be an advantage for us ... in terms of the physical and psychological preparation I reckon we'll be well ahead of the opposition."
Postecoglou affirmed his unconditional focus to be on the Honduras matches amid speculation he was set to quit the Socceroos coaching role immediately after their staging - whether Australia won through to a World Cup or not.
"I'm not going to go out there and start thinking about what happens after these two games because they're just too important," he said.
"This is the greatest honour you could possibly have.
"All the other stuff - whether it's criticism over the way the team's playing or me or what I'm going to do - is just noise that doesn't infiltrate me and certainly it doesn't infiltrate the camp."