Hiroshi Ohashi, Japan coach
We started off very well but made life difficult for ourselves by not scoring. I spoke to the players at half-time and told them to move around more whenever we were in possession. The goal just wouldn't come, though, and things weren't going our way. We changed the system around and we still couldn't score. We never gave up, though, and that's why we eventually got our reward in the last minute. We have to take the same approach in our next game. I can't say I'm worried about goal difference at all. It's more important to win than score lots of goals. I just hope we can beat Germany now.

Carlos Borrello, Argentina coach
I've got a bitter taste in my mouth. Nobody likes losing right at the death and getting knocked out. All the same, I'm happy with our attitude and the performance. It was a big improvement on the Germany game. The pressure of performing at this level in the first game was a bit much for the girls, but today they showed they are getting accustomed to it and they improved a lot. We can play even better against England and leave on a high note. It hurts to be knocked out but I still think we've got a long way to go. The real Argentina was the one that played the pre-tournament friendlies against China.

Yuki Nagasato, Japan midfielder
The performance was not good enough, we just couldn't get our normal passing game going. But it was a fantastic feeling when my goal went in.

Romina Ferro, Argentina goalkeeper
We are going home with mixed feelings. On the one hand we've gone out of the tournament but on the other we know we've put the disaster of our opening game behind us. No one likes to lose like we did the other day, completely lacking the pride Argentinians are known for. We did everything we could to win today and we had our chances. But in the end, once the game had really opened up, it was they who got the decisive goal.