Humberto Grondona, Argentina coach
We had many good and excellent opportunities to win this match today. Panama made the most of their chances, so naturally the result and sharing the points hurts. Unfortunately we made too many errors to secure victory in this game. Panama were very tough opponents today; it was a difficult opening match for us. At the end we could even have lost the game and come away empty-handed despite our dominance. But my team wouldn’t have deserved that after the way the match played out.
Leonardo Pipino, Panama coach
Our target at this World Cup here in New Zealand is to finally win a game in this competition. I think we had a very good chance to do that today. My team delivered a fantastic performance and absolutely deserved this result. If we carry on like this then I think we’ll have a good chance of achieving our goal. We’re a solid unit and like a family, and that makes us so strong.