Alberto Zaccheroni, Japan coach
Mexico were fitter than us and controlled possession better. Our game against Italy was exhausting, which is why we weren’t as good today. The tournament has helped us to gain more international experience, which was something we were lacking, so overall we can look back positively on our time here. I really wanted to pick up points at the tournament but we didn’t manage it. From now on I’m going to request friendlies against top teams, like the ones we faced here, because that’ll help us improve even further.
Jose Manuel de la Torre, Mexico coach.
The team did very well today, we put together some good moves and managed to score. That’s what stood out for me, as well as my players’ constant fighting spirit. I’m confident this team will continue developing. We came to the tournament looking to test our options and although we may have lost a couple of games, we learned some valuable lessons. It’s good to leave on a high note.