Nikolai Pisarev, Russia coach
My feeling is that we were the better side today. Even so Argentina have a tremendous amount of experience. I thought my players did well on a physical and tactical level and I'm going to focus on motivation in my next few training sessions.

Ezequiel Hilaire, Argentina player
We are delighted to come away with a win from this match. Russia are a superb team and we know how important the first few games are. Last year we lost to Nigeria and there's no doubt we paid dearly for that.