Abdullah Ercan, Turkey coach
We gave chances to new players today, and we are happy to be the top team in the group and to have moved on the next round. It is unforgivable to concede such a late goal and I am not happy about it, but we must look forward now and focus on our next opponent, as soon as we know who they are. The new players did well tonight and I have total faith in them. I congratulate the New Zealand team for what they have done tonight; they never gave up.
Stephen Cain, New Zealand coach
I am very proud of my players; this is a fantastic result for New Zealand football. We knew that it would be difficult for us to get a point or a win because the Turks are one of the best teams here in Nigeria. Now we are through to the next round and I couldn't believe it when the shot went in. I can't believe that New Zealand has put Netherlands and Brazil out of the World Cup.