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North Korea coach looks to the future

June 28, 2010
By Soccernet staff

North Korea coach Kim Jong-Hun is looking to the future and claims that he was pleased about their World Cup campaign, despite a 7-0 humiliation at the hands of Portugal.

GettyImagesKim Jong-Hun: Proud of his side.

Kim saw his side finish their World Cup adventure with a 3-0 defeat to Ivory Coast, but thinks his side restored some pride.

"In our second match we conceded a lot of goals to Portugal. As the coach that was a blow to my pride and confidence,'' he said. "During this match we felt it would be important to get a good result and restore the pride and confidence lost in the second match. That was my basic attitude towards this match."

The coach also maintained that he will focus on future and paid tribute to his players' committment.

"I believe we had two good results,'' he said. "It has laid the foundation for us to grow in the future. So this has been a very useful experience for us. Up until the last minute of the match, they really put in all their effort."