Newcastle United coach Gary van Egmond understands how important it is for his team win its next Asian Champions League match. The Jets lost to Beijing Guoan 2-0 on Tuesday night but their opponents in next week's clash, Ulsan Hyundai, also lost their first match and the fact the game is at home gives the A-League club a big chance.

"We have to; it's imperative," van Egmond said in regards to winning the match.

"If we lose the next game, then it's going to be a very, very tall task for us to do anything in the competition . . .

"Doing well at home is vitally important.

"Conditions, surroundings, making sure players are in the right routine it's a huge advantage.

"With the geographics of us, compared to the teams in Asia, that's perhaps even more so.

"We need to ram that home to take full advantage of it."