Italy-Honduras: Quotes

Gilberto Yearwood, Honduras coach
We're victims of our own downfall. At the beginning of the game we controlled the ball, but lost concentration in certain areas of the field. To give up a goal from 20 yards was disappointing; if you give a player like Giovinco that opportunity, you expect to pay. I have to give credit to Italy, they are an experienced side and they knew how to win the game.

Pierluigi Casiraghi, Italy coach
We played with a high tempo and I was pleased with that. We influenced the key parts of the game and the times that we scored the goals changed the game completely. It was difficult for us in the weather, so I'm very happy with the win and the scoreline. However, we need to keep our feet on the ground and I just hope that we can continue like this for the rest of the tournament.

Hendry Thomas, Honduras midfielder
We started out on the wrong foot and it cost us. But football is like that; you win some and you lose some. Today, simple mistakes cost us the game, as the better team took advantage of them. We still have a chance to go through to the round, but we have to win our next two matches. We have to show that Honduras can play football.

Sebastian Giovinco, Italy midfielder
I was delighted to score a goal like that, it was the best way for us to begin this important competition. However, it's just the beginning. I was happy with my performance, but we played well as a team - and that is far more important. Of course, I want to play the full 90 minutes in the next match, but the weather conditions make things difficult, so I understand the decision to take me off.