Sin Jong-Bok, Korea DPR coach
When Ghana scored, I expected the game would go to penalties. But in the very last minute we managed to force the free-kick that led to our winning goal and I congratulate my players for that. I do feel, though, that we were quite lucky today. Ghana are one of the top teams in the world and they were missing some key players, so they would have been even stronger opponents had they had those missing players in the team. Overall, I feel my players could have done better and that our physical condition was not as good as I hoped it would be. We will now have to carefully consider their recovery and training programme for the next few days before going into the semi-finals.
Evans Adotey, Ghana coach
We managed to beat Korea DPR in Costa Rica two years ago and it was definitely my ambition to do so again. It was a tough game but I really thought we thought we had done enough to take it to penalties. In the end though, the Koreans had their revenge. I'm down about what happened but I have accepted the defeat and I don't blame any individuals players. We should not have given away that late free-kick [which led to Korea DPR's winning goal] and our concentration in front of our own goal also should have been better. Their first goal - the penalty - also arose from a defensive error. But mistakes happen in football, and I also have a share of responsibility to take. The result hurts us because it was our plan to make the last four. But I can say for sure that our players did their best and I am satisfied with their efforts.