Jamal Fathi (MOR, coach):
We put in an intelligent performance today, but after the somewhat harsh sending off, everything fell apart. But I'm still delighted with our tournament overall. I can't be satisfied because we lost, but I'm happy with the general display and the attitude of the players.
I made a speech myself tonight before our captain, in which I recalled the excellent behaviour of our fans in Doetinchem, Enschede and elsewhere. Those who tarnished the image of Morocco in Kerkrade were a tiny minority. The majority of the fans were well-behaved and excellent ambassadors for our country.
We went into this game with some players suspended and others injured, but we still managed to play very well. Up until the red card, we controlled the game perfectly and could have put it beyond them. Nabil El-Zhar in particular had a golden opportunity, but it was not to be. Nevertheless, I am very proud to see Morocco come fourth out of 205 associations. That said, we will keep working hard to improve wherever possible.
Mohammed Bourkadi (MOR, captain):
The whole team played well. We are a unit and I'm not the only one who had a good game. I just did what I had to do. We could have won it, but we gave away too many free kicks. On the whole, though, we put in a great performance.
René Weber (BRA, coach):
We have a close-knit and very talented group of players. Admittedly, we're lacking an out-and-out goalscorer, but even so, we just weren't expecting the Argentina game to end the way it did. I had my work cut out remotivating the lads after that match, as it was very hard on them psychologically. For Brazilians, losing to Argentina is quite simply unacceptable.
We were poor in the first half against Morocco. At half-time, I had to be tough with my players, because even though it's first place that really counts for Brazil, it was important for us to fight for this bronze medal. At the end of the day, I'm pleased to have finished third.