"He's gutted, I'm gutted for him, I think the team are.".
"I think England had been beaten once in the last maybe 16 or 17 games prior to us beating them at home, and Ireland I don't think have been beaten to often at home either".
A sloppy Ireland put a poor first period behind them on Saturday to emerge 28-17 winners over Argentina in an unconvincing warm-up to next week's meeting of the world's top two teams when New Zealand visit Dublin.
"I would be delighted if we are as competitive as we were the last three times". The game in 2013: I'm still bleeding from that.
"There is a fierce rivalry there and both packs will want to dominate and it is about getting all that stuff right".
Along with out-half Nicolas Sanchez, Argentina offer much in attack, though defensively they are vulnerable and, up front, nowhere near as formidable as used to be traditionally the case.
Schmidt has tasted success against his native country with a historic win for Ireland in Chicago and also defeat with two narrow losses either side of that result in 2016.
"Without being disrespectful to Argentina I think we're a better team than them", began Hansen.
However, after naming close to his strongest possible team for Argentina, the coach warned last Thursday that an underperformance or lack of focus would lead to players watching the All Blacks game from the stand.
His comments were carried widely by New Zealand media.
Like most teams, Ireland rely on clean possession out of touch to score the majority of their tries.
New Zealand head coach Steve Hansen says he expects Conor Murray to play for Ireland against the All Blacks in next weekend's Test match in Dublin.
"He was a smart player who is a good manager of people".
"Obviously from an Irish rugby fan point of view you want the best coaches to stay, he is the best coach I've worked with and one of the best in the world", said the 36-year-old.
Rob Kearney is expected to miss out with a shoulder injury, but Johnny Sexton, Rory Best, Tadhg Furlong and Iain Henderson are among the players set to be pressed into action for the first time this month.
"It was a real Test match, really arduous".
But they need to empty the tank one more time and so his decision to build up the game publicly could be a ploy to keep his squad on edge. They should've beaten us in Christchurch, Dan Carter drop kicked one of the ugliest drop-goals of his career to get us out. You could throw Seanie into an worldwide when he hasn't played in a year and you will get the same level of performance from him because he is just mentally so tough and he expects everyone around him to be the same as him.
"Have we been scarred [by losing to Ireland]?"
In the second of their November internationals, Joe Schmidt's side defeated Argentina on Saturday in what proved to be as tricky a test as many had predicted it to be.