Noel King, Republic of Ireland coach
I’m delighted and very proud. Canada are a very good team. We had to give it our best shot to beat them and we managed that. I don’t think the final result was undeserved either. Now we’ll try to continue in the same vein and keep that same desire to do well when we play Ghana. We’ll see where we are after the final whistle.
Bryan Rosenfeld, Canada coach
We’re obviously disappointed this evening. We’d hoped to do better against a very good Ireland team, but it became clear that they wanted it more than us. We woke up towards the end, but by then it was too late.