Miroslav Soukup, Czech Republic coach: "We expected a very even match and the statistics say so. I have to admire Austria because they were without two of their better players, while others had yellow cards. We were fortunate at the beginning of the game that we scored two quick goals and we almost got a third one."
Paul Gludovatz, Austria coach: "The first half was a little bit weak for us. It hurts me a lot that the first goal came from a free-kick set-piece and it was a pity that the match was decided after 15 minutes (with the second goal)."
Martin Fenin, Czech Republic goalscorer: "We play as a team I am pleased that people say I had a big impact on the outcome of this match but, for me, it is all about the team. It's always a great feeling when you score a big goal in an important game but it's very hard to describe it."
Peter Hackmair, Austria midfielder: "Of course the disappointment is huge but nevertheless we played five very, very good matches at this tournament. At this level you have to perform well for 90 minutes, not just 45 and the first half was the decisive thing today. We are not out of the tournament yet because we still want to win third place and get the bronze medal."