Even Pellerud, Trinidad and Tobago coach
It’s a wonderful and historic achievement for Trinidad and Tobago, because not only is it the team’s first win in this competition, it’s also their first in a major women’s tournament. I’m extremely proud of what my players were able to accomplish this evening. Even though not everything was perfect, the players worked really hard as a team to overcome what was a very strong Chile side.
Ronnie Radonich, Chile coach
We didn’t perform as we’d hoped to. It wasn’t a case of there being added pressure due to us facing the host nation; we just didn’t play at the level required for our opening match. My team is certainly able to move the ball around well at times, but tonight we didn’t really ever show that. We’re not out of things yet – there are still another two matches to come. But we have no margin for error now if we want to stay in the tournament.