Richard Sterling, Costa Rica player
The World Cup is a wonderful experience, and we're very excited to be part of this great tournament. I think the game was decided by certain tactical details, as Argentina made the most of their chances. We tried our best, but it's only our first appearance at the tournament. We will try to draw on this experience ahead of our upcoming matches. We were in with a good chance after the first period ended goalless. We tried to keep control of the ball for as long as possible, but it was hard to do so against such a strong, experienced Argentinian side.
Federico Hilaire, Argentina player
We were the better side in the second period, with the game being quite open. We managed to hold onto our lead until the final whistle. I think yesterday's match taught us a good lesson, that's why we were eager to score as many goals as possible in order to enjoy a comfortable lead. And at the end of the day, it doesn't really matter by how many goals you win. The most important thing is to grab all three points. Our team has a defensive style, which is why we spend much of the first half trying to soak up the pressure from our opponents. That's exactly what happened today and yesterday.