Massimiliano Esposito, Italy coach
We have achieved our aim of reaching the quarter-finals thanks to our exceptional cohesion. We were simply terrific, we knew that Switzerland were a tough and well-organised side. We have grown a lot in this World Cup, especially in terms of believing in our own ability and always keeping our cool. Now we’re enjoying this extraordinary result. It doesn’t matter who we face next."

Angelo Schirinzi, Switzerland player-coach
"Well done to Italy, they played better and deserved to win. By contrast we played below our capabilities, both today and against Senegal in the opening match, and playing like that doesn’t get you very far in the tournament. Individual mistakes cost us dearly, I committed one and [Stephan] Meier the other. They were instrumental in the defeat."