Even Pellerud, Trinidad and Tobago coach
What a tremendous effort we produced this evening. I really can’t fault my players – they had Nigeria, one of the best teams in the tournament, on the back foot at times. Tactically we were pretty solid, but tonight the Nigerians were just too strong for us in the end. In the next match against Korea DPR, we don’t plan to change our approach; we’ll fight for every ball.
Peter Dedevbo, Nigeria coach
I’m very satisfied with the result, of course. I thought we battled well throughout. What I’ll take away from tonight is securing our place in the next round, obviously, but also the strength of character shown by my players, who never gave up. We never take any match lightly, so we’ll be going all out to pick up another win against Chile in our final group game.