Veljko Paunovic, Serbia coach:
I’m delighted that Serbia have got their first win but credit to Mali for playing such good football. I’m thrilled not just about the three points but also about the understanding between my players on the pitch. Against Mexico [in our final group game] we know we’ll be facing a tough side who we’ll have to take very seriously. We’re capable of playing well against them, but now we need to recover to be ready for Saturday.
Fanyeri Diarra, Mali coach
The opposition today were simply very strong. Some of my players didn’t perform as they normally would so I’m a bit disappointed about that. To be in with a chance of progressing, we need to start by getting ourselves motivated again. My lads are capable of qualifying so we’re going to work on that issue.