Sekou Diallo, Mali coach
“We faced a very good team. Sadly, we made some individual mistakes like in the first goal, which came from a throw that our defence didn't manage to clear. I think we were unlucky, but we also know that there's a lot to be improved. If we want to go through, we'll need to play two better games than tonight. It'll be very difficult, but we must win if we want to stay in the competition".
Lee Kang Jong, Korea Republic coach
"I am very satisfied with the result in such a difficult game. We took advantage of our preparation, since we've been watching Mali's recent games and we knew how to play. I think that was quite clear on the field. The rain complicated the game for us, it forced us to change or usual style, but we were strong enough in some other aspects to achieve the victory."