**Silvia Neid, Germany coach **It was hard to find our way into the match. We were poor in all areas of the pitch, and we were made to chase the ball. France were overwhelmingly fast and extremely skilful with the ball, and they kept their shape well. They put in a great performance. Fortunately, after the break we changed things around and managed to take the match to a penalty shoot-out. And we’ve got Nadine (Angerer) to thank for what happened next. Winning a match like this will give us a real confidence boost.
**Philippe Bergeroo, France coach** We went toe-to-toe with top-class opponents, that’s true, but in the end we still lost. We only have ourselves to blame for this defeat, which came down to all the chances we wasted throughout the match. Claire Lavogez’s miss is just one of those things, but I saw it more as a great save from the goalkeeper. I’m very disappointed for the girls. We lacked a bit of experience at certain points of the match. When you play against such an effective and powerful team as Germany, you get punished for that kind of thing.