North Korea manager Kim Jong-Hun did not allow his players to take the blame for their 7-0 thrashing at the hands of Portugal last night.
Kim's men were ravaged by a brilliant performance by the Portuguese and the coach admitted he was responsible for not playing with a strategy that could close down Carlos Queiroz's men.
"Tactically speaking we fell apart and we didn't block their attacks," he said.
"As a coach it was my fault for not playing the right strategy and that is why we conceded a lot of goals.
"Portugal became more aggressive as the game continued and it was our desire and wish to equalise that led to the collapse.
"The attack and defence was not balanced well."