“Today you could see that my team performed differently to the way they did in the quarter-final. Sydney are a good side but we were determined and well-prepared psychologically. We made a few mistakes in the first half but after the break we created several chances. My players were absolutely determined to win this watch and I’d like to congratulate them because they deserved the victory. The tournament was organised perfectly and Morocco was a good host country. I’d like to say thank you for that.”
Kheireddine Madoui, ES Setif coach

“We played well. We made a few changes and gave a lot of young players the chance to play and they made the most of it. Penalty shoot-outs always come down to luck. We were by far the better team in the first half but were unable to score more goals. In the second half we allowed our opponents back into the game by making a few defensive mistakes. The result is disappointing but we played good football and can take a lot of positives home with us. We didn’t lose in 90 minutes in either match. It was great to take part at this fantastic tournament and we’ll do everything we can to come back again in future, hopefully with more positive results. It was a wonderful experience for us.”
Tony Popovic, Western Sydney Wanderers coach