Paul Gludovatz, Austria coach: "I left 'Jimmy' Hoffer on the bench at the start because I thought before the game that this match might go to extra-time, so I simply wanted to have a 'joker' to play. From what we hear, the emotions are running high in Austria and of course we appreciate that. This is a very special and good experience for the players because it's on an international stage. They will definitely have stories to tell when they go back home."
Peter Bonu Johnson, Gambia coach: "In the first half we gave Austria too much respect and sat back and that was the main reason for the first (Austria) goal. Towards the end we lost concentration at the back and that's why we conceded the winning goal. We created enough chances but that bit of luck was not on our side. We played extremely well in the second half."
Veli Kavlak, Austria midfielder: "This was the most important match in my career and, in the end, I think we deserved to win it. We could not keep up the same level of play after half-time and Gambia also deserved to get it back to 1-1 but we were able to step up another gear."
Ousman Jallow, Gambia striker: "We are disappointed to lose because we were not expecting it and there was too much to overcome in the second half. Everyone is sad because we deserved to go far. We are all one step ahead now after this experience."