Dong Hyun Cho, Korea Republic coach:"We gave our all in this game, just as we did in the previous games, but it just wasn't enough. Luck wasn't on our side. But I'm still happy with our performance, and I think Korean football has a bright future. Having said that we need to improve in defence.I changed Young Sung Shim because I wanted another body in attack. Anyway each of my players bring something to a game."
Michal Globisz, Poland coach:"I'm delighted to get out of this extremely tough group which contains three continental champions. The game against the USA seems different now. We suffered physically after being a man down against Brazil and it is reassuring. This time we were sharp going into the game and we gave it our all. I haven't given our future opponents much thought, we are more concerned with our own game to be honest. Ah, it's Argentina? That's great for my players. To play against Argentina and Brazil when you are only 20 years old is something they'll never forget.Koreawere more stylish than us. But football isn't like ice skating where you get points for style. We played our own game and adapted to theirs. In the end it's only the result that matters."
Sang Ho Lee, Korea Republic midfielder:"Our objective was to reach the second round but we didn't manage it, which is a pity. We missed too many chances and as the game went on it became more and more difficult. It was our major problem throughout the tournament in fact. We were exhausted by the final whistle after our efforts over three games. We are also a little sad as we are all good friends and it's doubtful we'll ever play together again."
Bartosz Bialkowski, Poland goalkeeper:"I don't think of myself as the hero of the match. The whole team played their socks off, just as they did against Brazil. My team-mates gave me a nice 20th birthday gift. I don't remember much about the last save, I just instinctively kept it out."
Ben Starosta, Poland defender:"I'm happy Brazil lost because it means we go through directly. My dad was so confident he had already booked a flight to Toronto where we play our last sixteen game!"
Dawid Janczyk, Poland striker:"We are like 11 brothers. That is our great strength. We are strong both mentally and physically. We need to keep going as far as we can. For my goal I looked the keeper in the eyes and put it to his left, whereas I normally put it right."