Juan Jose Ore (PER), Peru coach
"Obviously I'm very happy with the result. I think justice was done in the end because we pressed more during the game and we had some good chances to win it. I'd like to dedicate this win to all the people of Peru because they've been suffering so much, and I hope that this has brought them a little happiness. We'll be celebrating today, and tomorrow we'll start thinking about our next opponents Ghana."

Pulod Kodirov (TJK), Tajikistan coach
"I think everyone at the stadium could see that both sides gave it their all and played out a very even, hard-fought game. Unfortunately it wasn't our day, but I can't fault my players at all. They couldn't have tried any harder out there. I'm disappointed we lost, but I'm happy overall because we reached the last 16 and showed the world the quality of our football."

Eder Hermoza (PER), Peru goalkeeper
"I'm so happy with the result. It's a great day for us but it hasn't really sunk in yet. It's always tough being a keeper and you need to be strong to get over your mistakes. That's why I was able to forget about the goal I let in and focus on the penalties. As for the save, well, as soon as I saw him stop I knew he was going to put it to my right and that helped me make the save. It's my grandmother's birthday today, so this win goes out to her."

Muzafar Fuzaylov (TJK), Tajikistan midfielder
"We're all very sad about losing. Penalties are a lottery and today it was our turn to lose. That makes it even harder to take. All the same, we're still very proud of what we've achieved, and we want to thank all the people of Tajikistan for cheering us on throughout the tournament and for all their support in helping us get here. Thanks so much to all of you."