It was very tight at the start but we stayed calm. Unlike the
game with Nigeria, we didn't get anxious about scoring early
goals this time. I'm very happy with how the team performed and
I hope we can play just as well against France.
Francisco Petrasso, Argentina coach
We lacked lots of things: experience and a cool head for a
start, and we could also have done with some heat today against
Argentina. We're not used to playing in this type of weather or
on wet sand for that matter, and that made it hard for us.
Unfortunately we couldn't match the performance we put in
against France, particularly in defence.
Marcelo Mendes, United Arab Emirates coach
It was an extremely hard game, but the things that didn't
work for us against Nigeria went our way today. We were tighter at
the back and kept our concentration up.
Federico Hilaire, Argentinaplayer
I think we played better than we thought, but we lack
experience. We've got a lot to learn, and I'm sure
we'll do better in our next world cup. Although we might have
lost two games, we've thoroughly enjoyed being here. It's
been great for the team and for our country.
Bakhit Alabadla, United Arab Emirates player