Even Pellerud, Trinidad and Tobago coach
We're disappointed with the result because we really believed we could beat Korea DPR. We made the worst possible start to the game because of a tactical error in defending a free-kick, and that made it an uphill struggle for us. We were very good in defence and very well organised but I was a little disappointed with the way things went up front. We didn’t play well in and around the Korean area and we can be more creative than we were today.
RI Song Gun, Korea DPR coach
It was a much tougher game than we expected. We thought it would be a lot easier, but obviously we underestimated Trinidad and Tobago in our preparations because they are a very strong team and have a lot of quality. No one can say what’s going to happen against Germany but we’re going to be fighting hard to retain our title.