- Carlos BAZALAR (29')
Referee Ivan BEBEK (CRO)
KOR - PER: Quotes
Juan Jose Ore (PER), Peru coach
"I'm pleased with the way we played, but in truth what mattered most was the result. It was fundamental for us to win so as to bring a little joy to the people of Peru, who have suffered greatly with the earthquake that just struck the country. I think the boys played well, above all in the first half, and we even had chances to extend our lead. We slowed a bit after the break, but even so, I'm still satisfied."
Kyong Hoon Park (KOR), Korea Republic coach
"This is not the result we expected. The original idea was to attack down the wings and exploit the spaces, but we didn't do that. Instead we played through the middle, which was the most crowded area. For our next games, we need to stick to our game plan, especially against Costa Rica, who are a very quick side and tactically very good."
Carlos Bazalar (PER), Peru midfielder
"I always said it would be crucial to start the game well and keep possession during the opening 15 minutes. That's what we did, and it turned out to be the foundation of our win. I'm very happy with the goal, which I'd like to dedicate to my family in Peru and to the people who suffered so badly in the earthquake. This result will be a big help towards qualification, but we need to maintain that level and play with the utmost professionalism in our upcoming games against Costa Rica and Togo."
Yoon Bitgaram (KOR), Korea Republic midfielder
"In our next game, we need to take the scoring chances presented to us. Today we missed a lot of chances and that cost us the match, something we're upset about. We also need to stick to our game plan and attack down the flanks. We didn't do what the coach told us, and that's why we lost. Using the width of the pitch is fundamental to our style of play."