Korea Republic-Greece: Quotes
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Huh Jung-Moo, Korea Republic coach
We were determined to do well. We rehearsed lots of set-pieces in particular, and looked to put them under pressure down the left. It wasn't a perfect performance but we met the expectations placed on us. We knew Greece would drop back even further if they went ahead, so scoring first was so important. Another key factor was that we carried on attacking in an attempt to add a second. Argentina are up next and we'll give it our best shot, because my players can only grow in stature against opponents of their calibre. Argentina are among the favourites but we have good players, too. In football the lesser teams are always capable of beating the bigger ones.

Otto Rehhagel, Greece coach
Neither team knew exactly where they stood going into the match. We had the first chance but we were unable to take it. We were caught napping for the first goal and never really got into the match after that. We just didn't have that bit of luck you need. South Korea were worth their win because they took their chances and we didn't. We didn't tackle well and Korea played themselves into a frenzy. The best teams in the world are up against each other here and it's the little things that make the difference. We'll go away and have a look at our mistakes now and then raise our performance in the next game. We still have every chance.

Park Ji-Sung, Korea Republic midfielder and Budweiser Man of the Match
It's a great honour to receive the Man of the Match award and obviously I'm happy with the result as well. But the award is not just for me, it's for the whole team. We knew Greece were good in the air so we kept the ball on the ground and tried to find a gap in their defence. We now face Argentina, the best team in our group, but if we play as a team like we did today we're capable of getting a result.

Vasileios Torosidis, Greece defender
We're very disappointed, of course. It was a tough game, as we expected, but the party isn't over yet. There are still two games to go and we believe in ourselves because we have a good team. I'm sure the coach will take the right decisions to ensure we're ready for the next game.