Devastated Kiwis star half Shaun Johnson couldn't pinpoint exactly where his side went wrong and said letting down the nation was what hurt the most after losing to Fiji 4-2 in their Rugby League World Cup quarter-final in Wellington tonight.
Johnson admitted the hurt of being kicked out of the RLWC was crushing.
"I guess the most disappointing thing for me is everyone who doubted us – the fans, media, you got your way," said Johnson.
We couldn't deliver what I thought we could deliver "
Kiwis half Shaun Johnson
"We couldn't deliver what I thought we could deliver and that's what burns.
"That's what hurts the most that we let down our country."