North Korean manager accepts blame for defeat

North Korea had started the game brightly and found themselves only 1-0 down at half-time however they continued to pursue an attacking strategy and ultimately conceded 6 second half goals.

“I think our players played to their full potential but tactically speaking it fell apart and we could not block their attacks and that’s why they scored so many goals,” he said.

“As a coach, it was my fault for not playing the right strategy.

“As the game went on, Portugal became more aggressive and after we conceded the first goal, the desire and wish to equalise led to my team’s collapse.”