"That was a great performance from my team. We played to our strengths, and stayed true to our attacking instincts. We depart the tournament on the back of a win, and we're delighted with that. We knew it would be a tough match, because my players were very tired from the previous two games. We also have a number of injuries and players who aren't fully fit, but we still kept up a high pace right to the end. We let the ball do the work and we made chances. We're proud at having taken part in this tournament. The experience gained on the international stage is extremely valuable for the players," Hajime Moriyasu, Sanfrecce Hiroshima coach.

"We created chances but failed to convert them. We also never got to grips with Hiroshima's strikers, and these are the reasons we've lost today. But overall it's been a magnificent experience. We've won the Asian continental title and earned the chance to take part in this international tournament. I hope we can qualify for the Club World Cup again, and come back stronger and better prepared," Kim Ho Gon, Ulsan Hyundai coach.