New Zealand-Brazil: Quotes

Stu Jacobs, New Zealand coach
Their early goal meant we couldn't develop our game. If you make mistakes like we did against Brazil, they'll punish you straight away. We saw today just how good the Brazilian players are, so we probably got off lightly in the end. Despite the result, I think we played well.

Carlos Dunga, Brazil coach
Everybody played well today, not just Ronaldinho. You could see that smile of his again today. Let's not forget that he hasn't played for four months, but talented players like him quickly find their way into a game. A few players are carrying yellow cards into the next game so that's something I'll have to consider. We always try to give our best for our fans and country but that was the best team performance since I've taken over. We have a duty to play attractive football. We've been treated very hospitably here since our arrival but, nevertheless, we still want to beat China in our next game.

Lucas, Brazil midfielder
We played very well today especially in the last 20 minutes when we had the chance to show what talented individuals our team possesses. Ronaldinho is a great leader and played with a lot of heart today, though there's still more to come from him in the next few games.