“The match was nothing like the Auckland game. The Mexicans are a very skilful side but we were equal to the task, especially in defence, and we fought for every ball. They put an awful lot of pressure on us but we stood tall, showed plenty of character and energy and came away with a deserved win. We’ve got a young team but I’m just amazed at how mentally strong they are and I’m so pleased with the performance they put in. We’re in the semis now. We need to keep on believing in ourselves and stay positive. I’d like to thank our fans because their support made all the difference. We wanted to put on a show for them. It’s time for a little break now and then we’ll start to prepare for the match against Atletico Mineiro,” Faouzi Benzarti, Raja Casablanca coach

“It was a tough game for us. Obviously we’re very disappointed because we came here looking for something else. We wanted to reach the semi-finals, but if you want to win you’ve got to score and unfortunately we weren’t able to take our chances today. Life goes on and maybe we’ll get another crack at this competition in the future. For now though, all we can do is give Raja their due, and I wish them every success in the semis. We need to put this setback behind us as soon as we can. We’ll be taking the match for fifth place very seriously because we want to end to tournament on a positive note,” Jose Cruz, CF Monterrey coach