New Zealand captain Kane Williamson was at his wittiest best when he said it is the fight that matters rather than "breed of the dog" as his side geared up to take on favourites England in the summit clash of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 on Sunday.
"I think England, rightly so, deserve to be favourites", he said.
"It is an opportunity to win the World Cup, but also an opportunity to sell this great game that we love on a huge platform", said Morgan.
"The good faith, support and enthusiasm we've been shown in the tournament has been brilliant".
"It gave us a good kick and pushed us to actually bring out the best in ourselves I think, and that stands us in good stead for the final", he added.
"We were in a different part of the world on a different surface against a different opposition, and both sides are very different from four years ago, so it's kind of hard to compare those times", he told reporters on Saturday. Both teams will be aiming for their maiden World Cup glory at Lord's on Sunday.
One of the key players plotting England's downfall in the final - taking place at Lord's in London - went to St Joseph's College.
He said: 'Gents, I couldn't be happier for you.
England will be hoping to repeat their impressive performance which saw them crush rivals Australia to win their semi-final by eight wickets.
"But at the same time there's a real commitment to that which is a really positive thing and it's held us in good stead to this point, so the focus for us is about the cricket that we want to play and we want to be proud of the performance that we put on the board". Coming into this tournament from the start, they were favourites and they've been playing really good cricket.
Kane Williamson and co will look to try and take the game to England by posting a big total after winning the toss and electing to bat first.
England: Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan (capt), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (wk), Chris Woakes, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Jofra Archer, Mark Wood.
New Zealand: Martin Guptill, Henry Nicholls, Kane Williamson (capt), Ross Taylor, Tom Latham, Jimmy Neesham, Colin de Grandhomme, Mitchell Santner, Matt Henry, Lockie Ferguson, Trent Boult. Most of the day should be dry, with sunny spells breaking through by the afternoon.