Norio Sasaki, Japan coach
Congo put a lot into the match and they stopped us from playing our usual game. It was one big fight out there. They were already out of the competition but they gave us a real challenge and we can learn from this. I'm expecting a huge battle against Korea DPR in the quarters but we'll be ready for that. We are aiming for the last four.
Poly Bonghanya, Congo DR coach
The team tried to follow my instructions today. We watched Japan before and saw that they have strong points and weaknesses. Even so, this is the kind of result I expected. We played pretty well and the team has improved, and although we were well beaten in our first two games, today's result was a lot closer.