Simon returns to help Central Coast overcome ACL disappointment
The Mariners take on Kawasaki Frontale in China on Tuesday night and want to win back some pride after suffering a 5-0 home defeat two weeks ago.
"We're looking forward to showing that we are a quality side and that we can compete with these teams," said Simon.
"We saw Kawasaki's fans at Central Coast Stadium and they had quite a good following there, so I'm hoping and expecting a big crowd here.
"They are a very good side, but having watched all of their goals from the grandstands, it was a case of five mistakes coming from us.
"I don't think that they're a five-goal better team than us and if we can fix those mistakes and have good discipline, I'm pretty sure that we can get a result.
"It's always heart-breaking to sit on the sidelines and watch games, especially when you watch your team-mates go through what they did last time - I'm really looking forward to getting back out there and hopefully getting on the score sheet."