Teva Zaveroni, Tahiti coach
"We played with our heart, for our people, for our country, who were watching us live on TV. We knew that Venezuela have some quick and pacy players so we had to stay sharp, not get beaten in one-on-one situations and we did it, playing like we know how. I dedicate this victory to all those who weren’t able to be with us in this adventure."
Roberto Cavallo, Venezuela coach
"Responsibility for the defeat rests on me because I took too big of a gamble on a risky formation when the match was not yet decided. But as the saying goes, ‘nothing ventured, nothing gained’. Even so the boys played well. We have only lost the first game, and have another two to try to do better. We haven’t lost heart, we’re still optimistic."