"The good faith, support and enthusiasm we've been shown in the tournament has been brilliant. We just want to win the World Cup for the nation and inspire the next generation".
The final, beginning at 10:30 BST, will be broadcast on BBC Radio 5 Live and Radio 4 LW, with in-play highlights on the BBC Sport website. So to get out like that was slightly disappointing, and I probably showed it more than I should have. "We are going in with a 50-50 chance and we need to be a little bit better than England on Sunday", he said.
A new cricket champion will be crowned as neither side has won the World Cup before.
Amid a catalogue of World Cup failures, the worst was arguably four years ago, when they were dumped out in the first round. Playing the conditions and winning tight games is what has been the hallmark of the Kiwis. It's two different teams, really, in the way we play.
"Guys embrace every challenge we come up with, whereas before we might have shied away from it". We don't have to play the flawless game. "One of those is tomorrow, and we're excited about it".
Back-to-back group-stage defeats by Sri Lanka and Australia left them on the verge of being eliminated.
Talking about his team, Stead said, "There are a lot of positives but there is a lot of fight and steeliness in the way we have played. But you ride the wave and we're in the final now".
He further said for all those kids back in New Zealand, their performance on Sunday will epitomize the fighting qualities and all hard work that has gone in over the years.
Hoping the Black Caps can go one better than the last World Cup when they fell short to Australia in the final, Vettori credited captain Kane Williamson for instilling a culture of adaptability.
Former Black Caps captain Daniel Vettori revealed what he believes has set the current New Zealand side apart in the 2019 Cricket World Cup.
"I think Monday might be a public holiday back home because most of New Zealand will be up watching the game", Stead told media in London overnight. "We have seen over the years that anybody can beat anybody regardless of the breed of dog", Williamson said with a killer smile. "There is pressure on both teams... the exciting thing is that both teams have not won the Cup". England batsman Jonny Bairstow required treatment on a leg at Edgbaston, but will be fit to play. He will be aiming to make his mark against England today. Players like Kane, Ross, Tom Latham... they have a lot of experience.