“I’m feeling great because this is the best time of my life. I can only congratulate my players on what they did today in a hard match. We had a few matches in the European qualifying but this was the hardest. We are an excellent team, we played one hour at a great level and won a good way. At half time, I explained we had to manage the midfield better and this was key to the victory,"Dario Basic, Croatia coach.

“Congratulations to Croatia for the deserved victory. We are disappointed because we expected better results from this World Cup. We played a very bad first half but in the second half we improved, yet we couldn't seize the opportunities we generated. This German team is very young and still lack the capacity to maintain an even level of play," Christian Wuck, Germany coach.