Irish coach Jo Schmidt has laughed at the current Irish national team after New Zealand national team coach Steve Hansen wins in Dublin.
The world number two was 16 wins and nine losses in Dublin, winning his first victory against the All Blacks.
"I think they like them." Hansen is the winner of the last two World Cups.
New Zealand-born Schmidt explained that Hansen's remarks were "a little surprised."
The World Cup in Japan will start in September 2019.
"When we were the top team in the world for nine years, was it our favorite team and would it continue to be the world's top team?" Schmidt said.
"We were at home and leaving a long series of games that traveled around the world several times.
"The crowd is amazing tonight. A lot of things are good for us.
"So we will leave for eleven months for eleven months tonight.
"World Cup? We have to work hard to make sure we're ready for America. [next week]"Schmidt said.
Schmidt presents possible Hansen successor
Schmidt will decide whether to sign an extension contract with Ireland ahead of the World Cup.
It is uncertain whether Hanshi will remain after the World Cup. Schmidt was proposed as a successor.
Schmidt said, "I have great respect for Steve, Forge (Ian Foster) and Scott MacLeod's coaching staff."
The All Blacks will remain number one despite Saturday's defeat.
"As I said earlier this week, it is number one in the world," Hansen said.
"If you want to make World Cup Favorites, you will be in the forefront."
He added, "I stepped on my ankle" as the players were defeated at Abiva Stadium. "This will be very useful because this team has not suffered much pain. [defeats] For the past three years. "