Pampero, Uruguay player
Tonight we started well and from there it became easier. We were happy that some of the offensive plays that we have practiced worked well. Our first game wasn’t our best, be we always had the confidence that enabled us to remain strong and earn good results since then. The match against Spain will be difficult, but we are ready.
Bakhit Alabadla, United Arab Emirates player
For us, this has been a good experience. We had hoped to make our people happy today, but unfortunately, the difference was experience. We tried our best, but their system worked for them. It was fortunate for them that they scored first, because their system is helped by this. We are disappointed about our first game, in particular, and are confident that we will do well in the future.