Korea Republic-Algeria: Quotes
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Kwang-Jong Lee, Korea Republic coach

We weren't too disappointed after the defeat against Italy. We worked extremely hard in training and that's paid off tonight. We defended very well, scored two early goals and I thought we put in a very professional performance. Now we can go into our next match against Mexico full of confidence. We would like to say a big thank you for the kindness the people of Kaduna have shown us.

Otmare Ibrir, Algeria coach

Korea Republic deserved the win today. They're clearly the best team in the group and undoubtedly the most difficult opponents we came up against. I'm not too disappointed, in fact I'm very proud of my team because they've given their all here in Nigeria. The tournament has been a great learning curve and I'm sure the experience will benefit us in the future. Although the Koreans were the better side tonight, I think my lads proved in the first two games against Uruguay and Italy that they can mix it with the best at this level.