Bert van Marwijk, Netherlands coach
We're in the Final – unbelievable. When I took this job two years ago, I said to the players, 'We're on a mission, and we just have to believe in ourselves'. We're only a small country but we're through to the Final, that's just unbelievable. We last made the Final 32 years ago, so what we've achieved is, and I'll say it again, unbelievable. I love beautiful football, but I also want to win. In the second half, we proved we're a decent footballing side. We took control of the match. We actually should have made it 4-1, but it was a close-run thing at the end. I reckon Spain play the best football overall, but I spent three years coaching in Germany, and I think the Germans have played the best football at the tournament. It'll be a great match and we'll see what happens.
Oscar Tabarez, Uruguay coach
It was a match worthy of the World Cup semi-finals. I'm proud of my players. We're disappointed, but we've shown everyone who wrote us off beforehand that we're not very far off the top. We gave it our best shot, but it wasn't quite enough. I'm still completely satisfied with my team. They reacted well to going a goal down, they fought back and equalised, and they battled right to the end. I can't ask for more than that, nor can the players, and nor can our country. It's the right result and we accept it. If I had the option of choosing how to lose a match, it would be pretty close to what happened today.
Mark van Bommel, Netherlands midfielder
It hasn't really sunk in yet. I'm just delighted we're through. We've won all six games here, we won all our qualifying matches, and we're in good shape. It wasn't a great game today, but we're in the Final. I was only a year old the last time the Netherlands made the World Cup Final. The critical thing today was never losing our heads. We pieced together our moves from the back and then got the ball out wide. In the first half, we saw exactly what happens if your organisation breaks down. It was much better in the second half, our build-up play was better and we released our wingers more often. We know what Arjen [Robben] can do if he's given the space. Dutch football has become a lot more disciplined.
Rafael van der Vaart, Netherlands midfielder
I've never in my life been as nervous as I was in the last few minutes tonight, but now I'm bursting with pride. I'm naturally rooting for Spain tomorrow, so apologies to Germany.
Wesley Sneijder, Netherlands midfielder
I'm extremely proud of what we've achieved in a really difficult match. We're just so happy to be in the Final. We made life difficult for ourselves in the last ten minutes, but that makes winning feel even better. There's nothing bigger than the World Cup Final, it's massive, fantastic.
Arjen Robben, Netherlands forward
It's unbelievable and a terrific feeling. We're in the World Cup Final again after 32 years, what a performance! Now we're obviously set on winning the Final. I'm naturally supporting Germany and the Bayern Munich lads tomorrow. They deserve to make the Final, they've knocked out England and Argentina, which is just unbelievable. Holland against Germany would be my dream Final – but only if we win, of course, otherwise I won't be able to go back to Bayern. I'll have to find myself a new club.
Egidio Arevalo, Uruguay midfielder
We've had a good tournament and it's been a fine World Cup for us, but we're still gutted. We've missed a huge chance of returning to the World Cup Final after so many years away. That's what we went out there aiming to achieve, but we came up against very strong opponents today. That's football. Maybe we'll make it next time.
Alvaro Pereira, Uruguay midfielder
The main difference wasn't individual class, nor was it team spirit. The main difference was the timing of the Dutch goals. They scored their second right in the middle of our best spell. But I'm very proud to be part of this group, because we've made history in South Africa. Am I satisfied? I can't tell you until after the last match. The difference between third and fourth place matters a lot.