The two sides meet at the KC Lightstream Stadium this Friday in the opening match of the Four Nations.
“When you come against an unknown side it can be dangerous,” Inglis told Love Rugby League.
“They have a couple of NRL players in [Lachlan] Coote and [Euan] Aitken and their head coach has been there for over 12 years but we don’t know what to expect.
“We just have to concentrate on our game.
“I think if we can go back and have a look at the Perth game, improve on little things and match how we played then we have a good chance of winning the game.”
New Zealand come into the Four Nations as winners after taking the title in 2014.
“On your debut for a first test it was never going to be easy,” he said.
“I am sure Mal [Meninga] was a bit nervous too taking over but the head coach can only give the players so much.
“They have got to go out onto the field and be held accountable for what happens in that 80 minutes.”
Inglis also praised England’s new head coach Wayne Bennett, pointing to his successful record over the years.
“I don’t know what Wayne does but whatever he does it’s unbelievable,” he said.
“Obviously he has a very high percentage of success throughout his spell of over 20 years as coach.
“In terms of taking over for England I think it is great for Rugby League and international football itself.”