Noel King, Republic of Ireland coach
Ghana played a good game tonight and tested us all over the park. I’m very pleased and proud for our girls and we’re looking forward to playing Japan in the next game. They topped a very difficult group with Spain and some other strong teams in it. They will be a very tough test for us. We scored some great goals tonight, but it was just the cap on the way we worked hard and fought for every ball. We did the little things right and I couldn’t be more pleased.
Abrahams Allotey, Ghana coach
This is a wonderful tournament and I’m happy to have participated in my second one here. I feel like we could have progressed to the next stage, but we came up short in too many areas of the game. We learned a lot of lessons here in Trinidad and Tobago and we will take them home with us. The Irish played very well tonight and we made far too many mistakes to consider it a good performance.