Tena: We'll attack Barcelona
Luis Fernando Tena (Club America coach)
It was a very difficult match, as the Koreans were well-organised. They were agile and quick. We didn't make use of the space offered us in the first half, but as the game went on we had more of the possession, and we finally translated our chances into a goal. We thought we'd have more space to work with. If we'd let Jeonbuk control possession, we could easily have lost. We didn't want to let ourselves be pressed too far back.
On the next match against FC Barcelona
We've played Barcelona once, but it was only a friendly. We'll have to attack; we can't allow ourselves to be penned back. The thing we most need against Barcelona is luck. They have the best players in the world, and they're a fantastic team. We meet a focused, perfect team on Thursday. We'll have to concentrate a little harder than Barcelona, and we'll have to take the chances which come our way.
Asked why he did not start with Juan Mosqueda
I didn't want to send him out at the start, because I wanted to field Pereira today. He's very good at closing down space and I was afraid of Jeonbuk winning too much of the ball. I wanted to introduce Mosqueda in the second half, because I felt that we should be making more of our chances. I might start with him on Thursday.
Choi Kang Hee (Jeonbuk Motors coach)
Club America are a very good team. My players gave it their best shot, but we were unable to make anything of the few chances which came our way. You need plenty of experience to become a good player, but at the moment we have a lot of young players who are short on big-tournament experience. They were very subdued in the first half and weren't able to carry out the roles they were given.
Cabanas used the flanks a lot more today; he was the one who lead their line. Our midfielders lost the battle for the centre of the park. We struggled a bit in midfield.
Our lack of experience meant we didn't play well at the start of the first half. Our midfielders looked more mobile in the second half and we had more in the way of chances. If we'd made more of our chances, it would definitely have been a different result today.
America played to a very high standard. It was an extremely tough match for us. Our team is still at the developmental stage. It's been very fruitful and we've learnt a lot. We needed to be more disciplined, and we could have done with some skilful individuals capable of finding a way through their defensive line.
On the differences between Korea and other leagues
There's still a gulf in class. The European leagues are professional and the system works well. Junior teams are still not organised well enough in Korea. Younger players have too many problems settling into the professional ranks. We have to train these players from scratch all over again. However, it's getting better and we're on the right track.
Ricardo Rojas (Club America scorer)
It was hardly a spectacular goal, but it's put us through to the semi-finals. We were prepared for the pattern of the match. Jeonbuk packed their defence and hoped to hit us on the break. It was inevitable they'd have a chance or two, especially when we gave them too much space. Fortunately we remained patient, we scored the only goal, and we won the match.
Cuauhtemoc Blanco (Club America)
We weren't surprised by the Koreans. We knew they'd be quick, and we knew we couldn't afford to make mistakes. We still made a couple of errors, but our keeper Ochoa was very good today. We created plenty of chances, but we should have done more with them. If we want to beat Barcelona, we'll have to be a lot less tense.
Salvador Cabanas (Club America)
It was a tight match because Jeonbuk kept a lot of men at the back. But we scored the winning goal, thank God, and that's what matters. The only way we'll beat Barcelona is if we work on taking our chances.
Guillermo Ochoa (Club America)
The Koreans clearly planned to close us down early and wait for us to slip up. It nearly came off, as we did make a few mistakes. Their only chances came through our errors. Fortunately we kept it pretty tight. We can't afford the luxury of mistakes against Barcelona. We'll be brutally punished if we do. In football, the team making the most errors loses the match
Kim Hyeung-Bum (Jeonbuk Motors)
Obviously we could have conceded more than the one goal, but we could have scored goals of our own. We lost because we failed to score. Despite the defeat, I've learnt a lot from the match personally. We're in the AFC Champions League again next season, and with a bit of luck, we might get to appear at the Club World Cup a second time. We've missed out on playing Barcelona, but Club America are just as good as Barcelona.