Chile-Spain: Quotes
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Vicente del Bosque, Spain coach
We had the game under control until they scored, but we let it affect us too much. It was an intense game against opponents who deserve plenty of praise for putting in a performance of incredible energy. I give a lot of credit to the Chileans, who've done a great job, and I wish them all the best. We were having difficulties but were able to respond via a goal from David Villa, which helped us relax. Emotionally speaking, we responded well to the defeat by Switzerland. What mattered was winning and qualifying, but it's also important for players like Fernando Torres and Andres Iniesta to keep getting playing time under their belts and improving their fitness.

Marcelo Bielsa, Chile coach
The game was well-balanced until the sending-off, thanks to the effort we put in. After that it was an uphill struggle. Our numerical disadvantage became more obvious in the second half, but despite the fact they had the ball all the time, they didn't create many opportunities – though neither did we. It was one game before the red card and a different one afterwards. You feel a bit ambivalent when you lose but still qualify, which is why we didn't celebrate.

Andres Iniesta, Spain midfielder and Budweiser Man of the Match
We had no margin for error after losing our first game. Our fate was in our hands and we managed to go through. I'm very pleased the team's reached the Round of 16, which was our objective, and it doesn't matter who gets the goals. But I am happy to have scored because I always want to do my bit. David's goal was very important because it came during a difficult period, when we were struggling to settle. After that goal we calmed down and played better.

David Villa, Spain striker
After losing against Switzerland we knew it was going to be tough. We were cruising at 2-0 today but they shocked us a bit when they made it 2-1. But the result was good enough for both teams. We've lifted a weight off our shoulders. We were focused and went into the game determined to win. Football has been a bit unfair on us given the way we play, but you gain strength from adversity and we're first in the group. I want to keep scoring goals and helping the team.

Arturo Vidal, Chile midfielder
The most important thing was to qualify for the next round. It was tough to play with ten men for a large chunk of the game, when you're up against one of the best teams in the world. Next up for us are Brazil, so all we can do is prepare very well because once again we're up against one of the best sides.

Rodrigo Millar, Chile midfielder
I'm pleased to have got the goal and I think we deserved to qualify after what we did in our other games. We've achieved our first objective which was to reach the last 16, but we're not planning to rest on our laurels. Today's game was very strange but it was very even while it was 11 versus 11.