Ze Miguel Mateus, Portugal coach
"We were expecting a very tough game and that’s what we got. There’s no such thing as an easy quarter-final, and Senegal are the toughest rivals we could have got. And though they don’t play great beach soccer, they’re very strong. We played well but you could see we were very tired. We’ll enjoy this win now and then get down to preparing for the semi-final."

Amadou Diop, Senegal coach
"That’s beach soccer for you. We lost but we played better than Portugal. We filled the stadium, the fans were right behind us and we kept them entertained. That said, I’d like to congratulate Portugal, though I’d like to see Italy go on and lift the cup. We’ve just had Ramadan and it was hard for us to prepare, but even so we’ve done ourselves proud and we’ve had a fantastic tournament."