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FIFA Women's World Cup 2015™

Quotes: China PR-USA

(FIFA.com)
Head coach Jill Ellis of the United States
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Jill Ellis, USA coach
It was a spirited game, a good performance from ourselves, and China was a very noble opponent. I was pleased with the players that came into starting positions, and the players that came on as subs. We talked about trying to grow in this tournament, and today was a big, big step. Tonight, we felt that China liked to build out of the back, and we thought that their backline could get disconnected from the rest of their team, and we looked to exploit that with our pressing triggers. It was a very good performance tonight, our possession was good, our movement off the ball, overall we dug in and committed. 

Hao Wei, China PR coach
Both teams played well today, and I want to commend my players for their hard work. We lost because of me, the coach, and there are lots of factors; I didn't do well in tactics (selection). The first lesson we learned is how to train ourselves to be affected by what happens in the stands and on the field. Our team did an excellent job in Canada, and I hope we can carry on the great work and continue to grow the game in Canada. Our girls did their best. My goal entering the tournament was to make it to the semi-finals, and we didn't - I'm very disappointed.