Ney Franco, Brazil coach
"For me personally, taking part in this competition has been a massive experience. We’ve felt right at home, whether it’s been in Barranquilla, Pereira or Bogota. As far as the match itself, we knew it’d be very difficult and that Portugal wouldn’t just roll over. It was a very tough and interesting game. But even when we went behind, we were able to battle back and ended up scoring three goals against a team that hadn’t conceded any beforehand. I’m very happy to see Henrique take the award, but I'm surprised that Oscar wasn’t voted the tournament’s best player. We’ve followed the same tactics throughout and it’s worked for us, by adopting a more physical approach in the first half and using our skilful players to tip the balance in our favour. We did experience a bit of a drop in tempo, but that’s to be expected when you play seven matches at a World Cup. This fifth (U-20) title is a great triumph for our country, and takes us level (on five world titles) with the senior side."
Ilidio Vale, Portugal coach
"We have to congratulate the Portuguese players because they’ve had a brilliant World Cup. My team weren’t the favourites, but they didn’t show any fear in any of their games. The result of this match was shaped by the players’ physical condition. I had three players who were exhausted, but I was forced to bring off other lads instead. This was a great match between two excellent teams, the best sides in the competition, and had a worthy winner. It was a very intense encounter, a real final. In my view, playing at altitude didn’t seem to have too much of an impact. What's more, we had several opportunities to win the match in normal time and another huge chance to score in extra time, but we weren’t able to put them away. Brazil also seemed to be struggling physically. Once again we were very organised defensively, but we proved we know how to attack too. This tournament has unearthed several Portuguese players, such as Mika, Danilo and Nelson Oliveira. It has proved that Portugal have some talented players for the future."