France-Germany: Quotes

Silvia Neid, Germany coach I thought our defence was really good today and our attack was fantastic. Unfortunately we didn't concentrate on set-pieces, as the two goals we conceded prove. My players really got stuck in today, especially Celia and Inka . All credit to the team - they played with freedom from the very first minute. You could see we wanted to win at all costs and now we've got the confidence to face a very strong Japan side in the quarter-finals.

Bruno Bini, France coach So much happened, but that's football! I thought we'd improve today, but I was baffled by that match. I was expecting something completely different. We're still in the running for second place. If we can win our quarter-final, and we want to win it, we'll be one of three teams still in contention for second place. England are a decent side - they were finalists at the last European Championships after all. It's a shame we have to play them with regard to our 2012 Olympic prospects. I would have preferred Sweden. We need to fight to ensure defend our place at the Olympics.

Inka Grings, Germany forward and player of the match It's a really great feeling. I wanted to start the game with a bang and settle quickly and it went just as I'd hoped. The fans got to see a fantastic game and naturally I'm delighted with my two goals. The team has found its feet now, and that will do us all good.