ARG - MEX match quotes
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Hugo Tocalli, Argentina coach: "I'm very happy because we've reached the target we set when we left Argentina. We came here to play seven games and today we ensured we'd do that. Mexico were extremely tough opponents and I'd like to congratulate their coaching staff and players. They've shown that long-term plans can come to fruition in youth football. As for the game itself, I think we showed what we were made of today. We struck at just the right time and then we showed a lot of mettle to defend the lead and control the rest of the game. Along with the game against Czech Republic and the first half against Poland, I think this is the best we've played here."

Jesus Ramirez, Mexico coach: "I'm very proud of my players for everything they've done in this long process. This team came together at U-15 level back in 2002, and they went on to become the U-17 world champions. They've given their all in this tournament and they did that again today. Unfortunately we lost concentration for a moment in the first half and try as we might we couldn't get back into the game. We pressed hard after the break but we just couldn't get the equaliser. I'm sad but happy for the boys at the same time. A good number of them will go on and provide the foundations of the national team in the years to come."

Maximiliano Moralez, Argentina midfielder: "We knew we were facing very difficult opponents who were well organised and played good football. Luckily, we approached the game in the right way and we scored at just the right time. On a personal note, I'm delighted with the goal, but the main thing is that the team keeps working towards its target. We've made sure we'll be playing seven games, and what we want to do now is reach the final."

Alfonso Blanco, Mexico goalkeeper: "We were unlucky, but that's football. They scored and managed to hang on to the lead. It was impossible for us to break them down and it hurts to go out of the competition. All we can do now is to carry on working hard when we get back to Mexico."