"We were really impressed with the power that our opponent showed today. Mali are physically very strong and play extremely quickly. We had no time to react in the right way and had problems to find our own rhythm. We still have the chance to reach the next round. But we have to be better than today. That is possible," Jose Rodriguez, Ecuador coach

"The key to the win today was our pressing. Ecuador are a very good team and we wanted to put them under pressure from the beginning. That worked well - especially in the first half. That was the basis of our victory," Baye Ba, Mali coach.