Burkina Faso-Panama: Quotes

Burkina Faso coach Rui Pereira "In my opinion it was a good football match. We played quite well but in the first half we had no instrument against Panama. In the second half we couldn’t use our chances. Panama finally won the game. Congratulations from my side, but there are still two matches to play. Everything is possible. I think we have a great team, nevertheless we lost today. I will tell my team that they have to give their best in the next two games."

Panama coach Jorge Dely Valdes "It was a difficult start for us. We knew that Burkina Faso is the African champion. We watched some videos of our opponent and we saw how strong they are. The first game is always the hardest one because of the conditions and the nervousness. Congrats to my team who wrote history. We expect not much here but now we have our first three points. That is a great thing. But we have nothing achieved so far."