Miguel Herrera, Mexico coach
ll have a few more great days yet. The s still room for improvement. We stayed calm and maintained our focus, that was the key to success.
Niko Kovac, Croatia coach
We stayed in the game for a long time but two set-pieces were decisive today. We weren’t that bad but Mexico were better than us. The final score makes it looks worse than it really was though. Mexico were very compact at the back and we couldn’t find a way through them. We have to go home now but life goes on. It’s been a very positive World Cup for us, it gave us new impetus and we played well.
Rafael Marquez, Budweiser Man of the Match, Mexico
The Netherlands are a great side. After such a tight game we need to recover now. We had to fight hard but we performed as a team once again.