Luiz Felipe Scolari, Brazil coach
For the moment, results-wise at least, everything has gone as we’d hoped. But in today’s game we did experience some difficulties. When David Luiz left the field we lost our shape, I’d say for around ten to 20 minutes. In the second half the game was even and Mexico created a few dangerous situations. But, in general terms, we played as well as we did against Japan. We’ve got a few things to work on, but I’d like to highlight the spirit, togetherness and strength of this group of players. That was recognised by the fans. We’re building a strong and significant squad.
Jose Manuel de la Torre, Mexico coach
We found ourselves a goal down early on, which obviously changed the circumstances of the game. In the opening stages we should have tried to gain a bit more control of the action, but they poured men into our box and got a goal. From then on everything changed: we pinned Brazil back into their half, kept the ball, got forward and took risks. We dominated most of the game, but we didn’t show the ruthlessness required to finish our moves and level the game. We’re missing that final touch, but that’s the way football goes.