Hugo Tocalli, Argentina coach: "I have to admit that, despite hitting the woodwork twice, luck was on our side today. If you consider the quality of players in our side, we didn't put in a good performance. We should have controlled possession more and had a better balance to the team, something that we managed in the first game against Czech Republic. I'm pleased about achieving our goal, which was to finish top of the group, and I've got six days to work on those other areas. Lastly I'd like to congratulate the North Koreans, who played very well and never resorted to over-physical tactics, even when they were behind."
Jo Tong Sop, Korea DPR coach: "We played very well, particularly in the second half, and created enough chances to have levelled the game. It's upsetting to have lost, but we gave it our best shot. We just weren't composed enough in front of goal to take the chances that came our way in the second period."
Mauro Zarate, Argentina striker: "We played well, but we could have performed even better. We finished top of the group, which was what we were aiming for, and the most difficult part has now arrived. If we slip up from now on we're on the plane home. Do I have a preference as to our next opponents? I'm not fussed. If we want to be champions we have to be able to beat anybody."
Sergio Romero, Argentina goalkeeper: "We had some clear chances but we didn't convert them, that's why we were clinging on until the end. They played very well and fortunately I put in a good performance. I owed the team a display like that, seeing as in our previous game it was the forwards who caught the eye by scoring six goals."