Maren Meinert, Germany coach
I'm very happy. It was a difficult match, but we knew it would be beforehand. I must say that we put in a great performance. Everything about the team seemed to click today. I think we deserved the win because we were very disciplined going forward and we didn't give anything away at the back. The North Koreans were arguably the most difficult draw of all the quarter-finalists, but we're only going to reach the final with first-rate performances.

Choe Kwang-Sok, Korea DPR coach
It was a very important match for us. Germany were very tough opponents and in hindsight, they were just a bit too strong and physical for us. We've learned a lot today from a very good German team. It's important for us to play these sort of games so that we can continue our development.