China-Sweden: Quotes

Shang Ruihua, China coach
This was a very hard game against a very good Swedish team. They are always very difficult to play against and now, with their professional league in place, they are even tougher. There was a lot of pressure on us to play such a strong team in our first game, but my players showed very good fighting spirit today. And I hope this is just the start of more successes against Canada and Argentina.

Thomas Dennerby, Sweden coach
We were made to pay for a few defensive errors today. You can't make such simple mistakes at this level of football. We did some good things tonight, but we need to tighten our game up a little bit as we look ahead. We were in control for big portions of the game, but when you make big mistakes at this level, you always get punished. I feel, on the whole, that we are better than China, but that counts for nothing.