Ghana-Australia: Quotes
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Milovan Rajevac, Ghana coach
The match was quite difficult because we had youngsters in the team, but they started to fight for the result. We tried to score a second but could not convert our chances. All my players had a good game and we have four points now. We will have to see how it goes in the match against Germany.

Pim Verbeek, Australia coach
We went ahead and it was going well. Once we went down to ten men we had to work very hard, and I think that’s what they did. I’m proud of the players – playing with a man less for that long is not easy. We’re still in the race but it’s going to be difficult now. We need to win against Serbia and score at least three or four goals. Ok, that’s the job.

Asamoah Gyan, Ghana forward
They took the opportunity early on, and we had to come back and equalise. But we knew we would. We are now looking forward to our last game against Germany. Let’s see what happens. It’s not going to easy but we want to qualify.

Brett Holman, Australia midfielder
Great feeling to score a goal but would have preferred to get a victory and three points. The main thing was we didn’t concede earlier today, and we did that and also scored a goal ourselves. That gave us a big boost. You would think Ghana should roll over the top of us with ten men but we dug in and fought for each other, and that is a complement to our boys.

Andre Ayew, Ghana winger
What was important was not to lose. But we were playing ten against 11 for a long time and when it’s in a competition like this, you have to do better. We should have capitalised but we need to forget about this. We need to focus on Germany. It’s going to be an important game.