USA coach Pia Sundhage
It was a very good game, very entertaining and my team played very well. I am happy that we have created many chances, but I am sad that we have lost the game. We could have been more patient with our play. Sometimes the game took place too much in the midfield.* *
Sweden coach Thomas Dennerby
“I would rank the game as a high level one. I think the game was one of the best of the tournament so far. This game was not so important concerning the tournament, but for us it was important to win to gain more confidence. Now we have to focus on Australia. We have watched their games and now we have to get together and find a strategy against that team,”* *
*Sweden forward and player of the match Lotta Schelin
*It was a really good game and we performed really well. The American team tried to come back but we did really well in defence. We have great respect for the US team but we knew we could beat them. Now we are just focussing on playing well against Australia, and they are a really good team too.