Spain-Nigeria: Quotes
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Gines Melendez, Spain coach
First of all, I’d like to congratulate my Nigerian counterparts for their performance tonight. I think we matched them for most of the game and there were times when we had more of the possession than they did, though they did take control at times and created a lot of danger. What tilted the game in their favour was the fact that they were more effective and scored whenever they had the upper hand, whereas our only goal came when the game was almost over. Nigeria are a team with amazing physical strength and tremendous speed. They have some fantastic players and they could go on to become a very, very good side. In fact, I'd go as far to say that they have been the most powerful opponents we have faced here. My players didn't perform today as they normally would in a big match like this, but more than anything else we have come here to give them experience and they've learnt an awful lot.

John Obuh, Nigeria coach
The Spanish pushed us all the way but I think we deserved to win. In fact I think Korea Republic are the toughest team we have played so far and it was a big relief when we knocked them out. Spain are also a formidable team, though, and you expect games to get progressively harder at a World Cup. Now we have to play Switzerland in the final and today everyone has seen for themselves just how much quality they have. We are going to have to give it absolutely everything against them. But we are working as hard as we can to win the world title, and we are ready to give our all to keep the trophy here.