Julen Lopetegui, Spain coach
“Congratulations to Korea Republic. They played an excellent game, they gave us a really tough match, they didn't make mistakes. They have very fast players who run all day, and this made it difficult for us. They took us to penalties, and to the limit. I feel very happy and relieved to have reached the last eight. Fernando Pacheco was a real hero today, in the game and in the shoot-out.”

Lee Kwang Jong, Korea Republic coach

“We were up against a very good team, but we played very well. All our players put in a lot of effort. We held our own and had chances to go in front, but it didn't happen for us. When it went to penalties we felt confident, but it wasn't to be. Still, I thought our player did excellently. We will go home with our heads held high.”