Ali Ibrahim, UAE coach
We tried to put them under pressure when they brought the ball out and tried to attack them. We tried to go toe-to-toe against one of the best teams at the tournament. But Spain are a great team, especially their forwards. Besides which, I'd like to thank the fans in Kano for their great support tonight.
Gines Melendez, Spain coach
I think we played a very good first half, above and beyond what you'd expect for players this age. They controlled the game and took their chances very well. If we'd showed more ambition we could have won by more goals. But in the second period we paid the price for our exertions against the USA in our first game. I'm happy to have reached the next round.