Rudis Gonzalez, El Salvador coach
A World Cup is always a good experience for the team. We have a very young side and we’ve only been working with them for three or four years. We still have a lot to learn and, though the boys have done a good job, we can’t compete against professional players and history. We have to keep developing the game so that we can change our role in the future and we need to try and be consistent over the three periods. We always seem to lose our balance. We have to get more experience and games under our belt.
Teruki Tabata, Japan player
We're happy to have qualified. We aim was to reach the final, but our first objective was to reach the last eight of course. We’d like to play a strong team there so we can show what we’re made of. I think the improvement we’ve shown is down to the change in coach. All the players believe in him and we are a very motivated side.