Carlos Restrepo, Colombia coach
It was a very tough game, thanks to the quality of the team we were up against. They’re a side with very strong players and at first we found it difficult to play around them. But I feel that once we started doing that we proved out on the pitch that we wanted to go for more goals and we were capable of doing that. I think that we improved in the second half, compared to the first. We’re lacking a bit of penetration, the ability to create more chances. We’re a bit lightweight in attack: our wingers normally chip in with goals but they’re not putting chances away.
Joseph Koto, Senegal coach
We could have won the game if we’d have been leading at half time, but we went in 1-1 and in the second half the team started feeling the pressure and stopped playing so much football. A little fear crept in and we dropped deeper, but even so we’ve grown stronger mentally since the first game. We didn’t lose, so our mission was partly accomplished. We’re hoping to win our third game and play more football. We know what we need to do and we’ll do it.