Nigeria-Guatemala: Quotes

John Obuh, Nigeria coach
"Guatemala are a good side, but with the kind of opportunities we had, we needed to score them. My intention was to play with new players since we had two injured in the attack and one in the midfield and luckily for us, three of our defenders who were previously injured had a good game. I planned on keeping those changes until the end depending on the players' situation, but I'm sure that those injured players should be ready for the next match."


Ever Almeida, Guatemala coach
"We knew that it was going to be hard match for us and we knew that Nigeria would rely on their fast players. The tactical reason behind our defeat was that we were not able to deal with the match well and stop the threat of the Nigerians. Not scoring is also problem for us and will need to work on that aspect of our game in the future."