Mexico-Korea Republic: Quotes
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Jose Luis Gonzalez, Mexico coach
It's cruel to lose in that manner, but we can't blame ourselves. The boys gave their all and can leave with a sense of accomplishment. I'd like to congratulate Korea Republic for hanging in till the end and wish them good luck as they continue on. I don't regret taking off our forward Guillermo Madrigal, as even though we lost our aerial superiority, we were still in control of the match. We're sad to leave the tournament so soon, but we'd like to thank the Nigerians for their great welcome, their kindness and their hospitality.     

Kwang Jong Lee, Korea Republic coach
It was a tight match that we could have lost well before extra time. We never gave up, and that stood to us at the end. When you're a goal down, and you're hitting the crossbar and missing chances, it can feel like it's just not your day. But I told my players to forget all that and to believe in themselves. Once again, we got great support from the Nigerian fans, for which I'd like to thank them. Now we're waiting to see who we'll face in the quarter-finals. If it's Nigeria, it would be a great honour. As host country and title holders, they'll naturally start as favourites, but we can't let that faze us.