Speaking via an interpreter, it was obvious that Korea DPR midfielder O Jin Hyok was still smarting from the 6-1 defeat to Brazil on Tuesday - and that both he and his team-mates are desperate to put things right against New Zealand.
An Ye Gun's side are hoping that they can defeat the Kiwis by a significant margin and that the samba starlets overcome England in a comprehensive manner, in order that the Koreans finish second in Group B.
The 17-year-old who is learning his trade at the Rimyongsu club in the country has come close to scoring on a few occasions in the tournament with some spectacular shots from distance and will be hoping to break his duck in the final group match.
FIFA.com: Against Brazil the team seemed very tense. Why do
you think this was?
O Jin Hyok: We knew that the Brazilian team were very strong and we'd made the necessary preparations. But at the beginning of the game, things did not go the way we anticipated. The fact that we conceded a goal after just three minutes and not having the necessary experience to cope with that made us lose our composure.
What lessons have the team learned from that match?
We learned that it is not easy to become one of the world's top team and we have to work really hard to be on the same level.
Your captain, An Il Bom scored a very good goal against
Brazil - what makes him a good player for the team?
He is always quick to take responsibility for his actions.
Is it important to finish second in the group - or would
you be happy to finish third and qualify for the second
It's very important for us to finish second in the group.
What moments have been the most enjoyable for you in the
tournament so far?
The moments when my team-mates scored against England and Brazil.