JONATHAN Davies insists there is belief in the British and Irish Lions camp that world champions New Zealand can be beaten on Saturday to set up a decider on their return to Eden Park.

The Lions need to achieve something they have only done twice before - in 1899 and 1989 - by overcoming a 1-0 deficit in their quest to win a Test series.

A 30-15 defeat to the All Blacks at Eden Park in Auckland – New Zealand’s 39th successive game unbeaten there – means it is win or bust for the Lions in Wellington this weekend.

And although history is stacked against the tourists, Wales centre Davies has no intention of throwing in the towel.

“Some boys might take a couple of days to get over that game because it was quite physical, but there is a sense in the camp that moving forward we can beat the All Blacks,” said the Scarlets ace.

“Everything is fixable. If we are more clinical and we put more pressure on them, who knows? They might start to tighten up, and the pressure comes on them then.

“It is a test of character. With this group, pressure has been put on us from the start of this tour, and we have reacted very well, and we need to make sure it is the same for this coming week.

“We have got to dust ourselves off. It is do or die in the series now.

“We have to win the second Test now. Everyone wants to get off to a head-start by winning the first match, but the best thing about the series is we have another chance.””

Although the Lions scored two tries - one of them a stunning 80-minute effort sparked by full-back Liam Williams’ fearless counter-attack - they were left to bemoan missed opportunities as New Zealand took charge through their imperious forwards.

“We created chances, but we didn’t finish them,” Davies, arguably the Lions’ man of the match, added. “We need to be more clinical against the best team in the world.

“Our discipline and error-count in that first 20 minutes gave them a 10-point head-start. We didn’t take our chances, and we didn’t get any scoreboard pressure on them. We probably left three tries out there, and that is the most disappointing thing.

“Everything is fixable on our side of the ball. If we are a bit more disciplined and we take our opportunities, and we’re more alert like with their first try, we are in the game then and putting pressure on them.

“Credit to New Zealand, they took their chances, but we are looking forward to this weekend.”

Davies, who had a stunning end to the season with the Scarlets, is a shoo-in at outside centre and rival Jonathan Joseph is hoping to force his way onto the bench for Saturday, even if that means covering the wing.

“I’d feel confident playing there, I’ve played there before,” said the livewire Bath centre. “Being a rugby player, you’re used to slotting into different positions. And yeah, I feel confident there.

“The type of player I am I feel it’s not too tough for me to shift onto the wing, like Elliot Daly.

“I feel like we’re quite similar players, so potentially I could slot onto the wing if needed, but everyone of course wants to get into that Saturday team, and to do so in their preferred position.”