Samson Siasia, Nigeria coach
It is a fact we won the game, but I feel like we lost. One of our two goals was lucky and there are still areas where we have to improve. So we have to learn from our mistakes. Hopefully we can get better for the next game.
Peter Nowak, USA coach
It was extremely difficult when the line-up had to be reshaped [after going down to ten men]. It is a disappointing outcome for us as things could have been so different. Only in the last game against Netherlands we were so close to qualifying for the quarter-finals and even today it was a close game. But those guys are my boys and they played so hard. For me, they went into battle tonight and they have improved on the international stage. In my heart, the boys won the gold medal.