Celso Roth, SC Internacional do Porto Alegre coach
The difference tonight was that we played well and scored, something we didn’t do against Mazembe. This is the way Inter like to play. We like to keep pushing forward. Seongnam’s style made it easier for us because they tried to come out and play and not close the game down. The semi-final defeat was earth-shattering for us and the criticism got to the players a bit. We wanted to hit back immediately, take a good look at ourselves and keep our feet on the ground. We are the South American champions and we had to do justice to that title. We showed patience again and we were effective and kept our shape, although we did have a few problems towards the end. The club and I decided we’d talk about my future at the end of the Club World Cup. My contract here runs until 31 December so there’s still time to do that, though I have to say that this club means a lot to me on both a professional and personal level.
Tae Yong Shin, Seongnam Ilhwa Chunma coach
We’ve learned a lot in coming up against a first-rate team. I made a few changes to my side and tried to inject a bit of pace, but it didn’t work out and I had to change the system around because they scored early. The players I sent out today are young and they lack experience. When that’s the case and you concede an early goal, they can quickly lose their bearings. That’s definitely the reason why we lost today. Seongnam are known for being solid at the back but Internacional’s attacking play was very sharp. If we ever get the chance to come back here, we’ll show that this experience has been a useful one for us.