Vicente del Bosque, Spain coach
We did what we came to do, which was to start the game playing good football and moving the ball around. We dropped off slightly in the second half but in a game like this you expect the players to try and save their energy a little.

Ricki Herbert, New Zealand coach
The first 25 minutes were very tough for us. They're the best team in the world and they punished us in a lot of ways. We made a few changes later on and improved a little but the boys are obviously very disappointed. We're not surprised by Spain's performance, though. It was a great opportunity for us and we knew it was going to be very difficult.

Fernando Torres, Spain forward
It's a really nice feeling. I'd never scored three goals so quickly before and it's fantastic to get them in a tournament like this. I'd like to thank my team-mates because as strikers we always depend on the rest of the team to score. It's something I'll always remember but right now I have to forget about it because we've got some tougher games coming up and we need to be focused.

Xavi Hernandez, Spain midfielder
Winning and scoring a lot of goals too is a great way to start the tournament. This is just the beginning, though. Our aim is to go all the way to the final and win it, of course.

Glen Moss, New Zealand goalkeeper
It was obviously a really hard game. We lost all hope right from the start. We knew it was going to be tough and we gave it all we had. It just wasn't enough though.

Sergio Ramos, Spain defender
I'm thrilled to have played my 50th game for Spain and winning makes it even more special. It makes me want to keep on working hard and repay the confidence that the coach has in me. I want to keep it going.

Shane Smeltz, New Zealand forward
We need to learn from this defeat. Our tournament proper starts with the next two games. Both Iraq and South Africa will have a job to take points from Spain and the games between us will decide who finishes second in the group.