“First of all, I was able to return the favour to our supporters. This is the result of teamwork. Each person did what they had to do, and everything turned out well. Thanks to my coaching staff for their tactical advice. As a result, Danilo and Emerson were able to play freely today. There are a lot of reasons for this victory, but the most important were our teamwork and our fans. Winning this title teaches us some very important lessons. In football, the team is more important than individual talent. Teamwork is more important. Our fans have been very good for us. In the stadium we were able to hear they were turning up the heat. Corinthians were able to come this far thanks to them.” Tite, Corinthians coach.
“We could have won the game had we taken our chances, but we didn’t. South American teams at this level are really good teams. Corinthians are a good team, and have good players. It was a positive experience for us to play against a top South American side in the stadium of a different country. We played a great game. We did some very good moves, still have a few things to improve but I think this is quite positive for the future.” Rafael Benitez, Chelsea manager .