Côte d’Ivoire-El Salvador: Quotes

Ludovic Ehounou, Côte d’Ivoire player
I'm very happy to have scored so many goals. El Salvador were very tough rivals but we worked hard and managed to beat them. We attacked with real intent and knew we were going to create chances. We won because we worked as a team and I was convinced we’d get the three points. It’s a great way to start the competition.

Walter Torres, El Salvador player
I think we played well but we lost confidence after going four goals clear. Côte d’Ivoire were a very difficult team to play but now we have to look ahead and take heart from the good work we’ve done. It’s just a shame we couldn’t get the win.

Rudis Gonzalez, El Salvador coach
I’m happy with the work the boys put in but there were times at the end when we lost concentration, and that’s when we lost the game. Côte d’Ivoire were awkward opponents and though we created a lot of openings, we weren’t able to make the most of them.