Mark Sampson, England coach The players had a lot of pressure on their shoulders, as they knew that a defeat would knock them out. They were able to dictate the pace of the game, and were constantly looking to create chances. It was a very mature performance. The substitutes had an immediate impact, which is greatly satisfying. Depth of squad is one of the keys to a successful World Cup, and today’s match was proof of that.
Leonardo Cuellar, Mexico coach My players gave everything they had but it wasn’t enough. It’s not all over yet, and I’m sure that they’ll fight tooth and nail 'til the end. Our next match is a must-win situation. We’re going to have to play brilliantly to cause France problems. We’re going to work on the things that didn’t work today, and hopefully we’ll see a different kind of performance.