"We started the match slowly but we gradually woke up during the second period. After reaching the final last year you could say there's a little pressure on us," Jose Luis Navarrete, Mexico captain 

"My team showed a lot of heart and that's the main reason why we came out on top today," Ramon Raya, Mexico coach

"This match turned out to be a really tough one for us. I think my players put on a good show but it's the result that counts, and I have to say we're very disappointed. We're going to keep on working hard, though, because anything is still possible," Takeshi Kawaharazuka, Japan player-coach