"We played extremely well and created a lot of chances, and really the only the thing missing was a second goal. I’m really proud of my players. To put in a performance like that against the winners of the African Champions League, after a really tough 120 minutes in our first game, is just unbelievable. I’d also like to say thank you to the Moroccan fans that supported us so well here today - that was brilliant. We’ve played two games and not conceded a goal yet, and now we’re in the semi-finals of the Club World Cup. It’s just fantastic and a reward for all the hard work that’s being done by the entire club at Auckland City.”
Ramon Tribulietx, Auckland City coach
"Congratulations to Auckland on their victory today. We just didn’t produce what we’re capable of. We made too many mistakes, we weren’t attacking enough or decisive enough when it mattered. Auckland are a very well organised side defensively and were always a threat on the break, but we just simply didn’t play well enough today and we’re obviously disappointed because of that. But this has still been a great experience being the first Algerian club to take part at the Club World Cup. Now we want to go out on a high with a good performance in our next game."
Kheireddine Madoui, ES Setif coach