Khalid Alkoroni, Saudi Arabia
Today’s game was very difficult. We had a good first half and a few goalscoring chances that could have made it a slightly different story. But Brazil completely dominated the second period. We were suffering from fatigue, because we’ve had to travel here and the weather was still very hot and humid. They were already used to this place as they’ve stayed here, and they were physically far superior. But I want to congratulate this Brazil team, who are very strong. I think they’ve got a great chance of winning this World Cup.
Ney Franco, Brazil coach
The first half was very evenly matched. Saudi Arabia showed that they wanted to win the game and they had chances to score, which was something we spoke about during half-time. We came out much stronger after the break, we were more switched on and we put on another good attacking display. Even so, we still need to iron out a few more flaws because we’ll have a very tough game against Spain. Both teams are under pressure to win and are capable of reaching the final, but they’ll have a tough route ahead. We’re going to analyse how they play and how to neutralise their key men, that four-man midfield, and try to stay faithful to our style too: passing football and attacking power. It’s going to be a great game.