England coach Eddie Jones is in fine form ahead of the Rugby World Cup semi-final this weekend.
The Six Nations powerhouse will do battle with the All Blacks in Yokohama on Saturday night in one of the most highly anticipated test matches of the last four years.
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Both sides are unbeaten through the tournament and were as equally as impressive in quarter-final routes of Australia and Ireland respectively.
But Jones, well known for his verbal sparring skills, used Tuesday's media call as his own personal playground, firing backhanded compliments at the All Blacks, while also suggesting his side were being 'spied on' at training.
The former Wallabies coach completely rid his side of any sense of pressure heading into the must-win clash - claiming New Zealand's mental skills coach, Gilbert Enoka will be the busiest person in Tokyo this week.
Jones said he believes the pressure valve will be turned up to maximum within the All Blacks camp as they grow closer to an unprecedented third straight Webb Ellis Cup win.
"We don't have any pressure, mate," was how he put it, before asking the gathered media to "put up your hand if you think we can win.
"There you go, so no one. No one thinks we can win.
"There are 120 million Japanese people out there whose second team are the All Blacks, so there's no pressure on us, we've just got to have a great week, enjoy it, relax.
"We get to play one of the greatest teams ever, that are shooting for a 'three-peat', which has never been done, so that brings an element of pressure to their team.
"Train hard and enjoy this great opportunity we've got, whereas they've got to be thinking about how they're looking for their third World Cup and so that brings some pressure."
"I don't think they're vulnerable, but the pressure is real. The busiest guy for them will be Gilbert Enoka.
"They will be talking about it the whole week.
"It's potentially the last game for their greatest ever coach [Steve Hansen], and for their greatest ever captain [Kieran Read]."
England hasn't beaten the All Blacks since 2012, their only win in the last 16 tests between the two sides.
But Jones, who was appointed coach following the disastrous World Cup campaign four years ago, isn't phased by a poor win-loss record against the best side in the world.
Instead, the 59-year-old is focused on masterminding the downfall of 'the greatest team in the history of sport'.
When the World Cup draw was made two years ago, all eyes pointed to a potential showdown between the two sides and Jones said that's exactly what he's spent two years planning for.
"I can remember being in Kyoto two and a half years ago and quickly you could do the mathematics - even an Australian could do the mathematics – that we were going to play New Zealand in a semi-final," he said.
"Progressively, we've built a game that we think we can take New Zealand with and we've done that over the last two and a half years.
"We're just excited by the possibility."
All Blacks coach Steve Hansen is likely to provide a typically dry retort later in the week. On Tuesday he told media now wasn't the right time.
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