Jong Songchon, Korea Republic coach
The aim was getting the three points, but we got a draw and although I’m a little bit sad about it, at the same time I’m very happy because my players gave their best and I would like to thank them for this effort. The first game is always the toughest, but I’m happy because we tried hard. The second half was harder for us, but we are going to learn from this and prepare ourselves better for the other two games against Nigeria and Mexico.

Mo Marley, England coach
We are very happy because we had anticipated that this match was going to be exceptionally tough, but I think we showed the character of this team with the comeback. I’ve told the players that this point is crucial. Overall I’m delighted with the point we got today. At half-time after conceding the goal we just told the players to settle down, and that we just had to do what we knew that we needed to do, and after this I think the players grew in confidence.