Quotes: Algeria - Italy
© Action Images

Otmane Ibrir, Algeria coach
It was a difficult match for both sides and I think we did well in the first half. After the break we created some decent chances but unfortunately we didn't take them. Against a team like Italy you have to make the most of your chances if you want to get anything from the game and in the end we were punished. They grabbed a late winner which is typical of the Italians at the moment. In a game of this level you need to have a solid defence and not give the opposition any room at all. We learned an important lesson tonight, but we still have every chance of qualification from the group and we certainly don't hold any fears.

Pasquale Salerno, Italy coach
It was a difficult match for us tonight and I thought Algeria played really well. They worked hard and fought until the death, so all credit to the Algerians for a decent performance. Nevertheless, I think we were able to demonstrate how much we've matured over the two years we've been together. I've been greatly encouraged by the amount of progress the squad has been making both on and off the field.

The people of Nigeria are fantastic. We've met lots of people over the past few days and we've been taken aback by their kindness. It's great to see so many people, particularly children, coming to watch us in training. The people of Kaduna really showed their passion for the game tonight - the stadium was packed.