Luiz Felipe Scolari, Brazil coach
A 0-0 is never a good result but it reflects how evenly contested this game was. This Seleção continues to evolve, keeping the same system for the last 20 games. The team’s doing well. People have to be aware that we’re coming up against good-quality teams. Being on top of the group doesn’t make this a good result, because we’d have qualified with a win, but we have to show respect for our opponents – who are a very good side.
Miguel Herrera, Mexico coach
We [the coaching staff] had a plan, but the credit must go to the players, who played a great game. We picked up a point but we’ve not achieved anything solid just yet. We’re in the group and battling it out for a place [in the next round], even with Brazil. We’ve still got another group game to play and, like always, we’ll be going all out for the win. I told the lads that they did an excellent job today, but we’ve still got to give everything to try and qualify. I think this is a valuable result due to the commitment and hard work the players put in, and based on the objective we have in mind. That’s the taste that lingers from the match. We didn’t win, but our opponents played an excellent game too. For 25 minutes we kept the ball away from Brazil, but unfortunately we weren’t able to grab a goal. We’re ready to compete with anybody. There’s a still a lot to do.
Guillermo Ochoa, Mexico goalkeeper and Budweiser Man of the Match
This is special, it’s for my family. They’re the ones who are there for me in the good times and the bad. Of course it was worth the wait [to play in a FIFA World Cup]. I never doubted my ability.