Dunga, Brazil coach
Today’s was a nice game to watch, because Chile like to attack too. They’re difficult opponents to mark, because their players never stop moving, but Brazil were able to hold firm and play a balanced match. When we had the ball, we were able to use it quickly. The quality Brazilian players have makes that easier and this team now has an ingrained playing style, even if there are personnel changes. We’ve now got yet another difficult game ahead against the Netherlands, who are a side that have continued their tradition of producing good players with technical ability.
Marcelo Bielsa, Chile coach
We deserved to reach this stage but we also deserved to go out. Perhaps the margin of victory was a bit excessive but, overall, it was clear just how superior our opponents were. Brazil had the patience to take advantage of any spaces we gave them, and it’s always dangerous when you concede the first goal against them. We did a good job despite being one of the youngest sides in the competition, which makes me think that, with the benefit of more experience, we can continue to progress in the future.
Robinho, Brazil forward and Budweiser Man of the Match
I’m pleased to have got on the scoresheet but I’m even happier about the victory. I’ve always done well against Chile and thankfully today was no different. Now we’ve got another decisive match ahead. There’s always room for improvement, but I think we’re on the right track and we’re achieving our objectives.
Luis Fabiano, Brazil striker
I think that A Seleção made a real breakthrough today. We created several moves and were able to launch our counter-attacks. We’ve come through another difficult game and we’re getting there, step by step. It’s my job to score goals, that’s why I’m up front, and today I was able to score a very nice goal after going round the keeper. We’ve picked up a very important victory, which is going to really boost our confidence.
Claudio Bravo, Chile goalkeeper and captain
We’re a fragile team at times. We’re good going forward but we’ve also got to be able to defend. We’ve got a young team and we need to keep on learning. We’re heading for home but we can rest easy in the knowledge that we gave it our all, we tried to achieve big things and tried to be a fair and honest team. We gave it everything, we couldn’t have done any more. We were just unfortunate to come up against Brazil.
Gonzalo Jara, Chile defender
We knew it’d be a difficult task given the big-name opponents facing us but, given how the game panned out, the scoreline is a bit excessive. When you’re going toe-to-toe with a team like that and you don’t take your chances then the task gets even more difficult. Once we went a goal down we had to push forward and look for the equaliser, and they made the most of the spaces we left.