Diego Maradona, Argentina coach
It was a strange and pretty tense match. We know each other well but we also knew that if we could attack certain areas, then we'd get something out of it, which we did. I think Argentina were the better side over the 90 minutes and we didn't have any real scares. All I can do is congratulate the players because they're doing things well, playing the ball around and enjoying themselves. The team looked comfortable out there, despite the quality of the opposition.

Javier Aguirre, Mexico coach
I thought we were pretty evenly matched going into the game and Mexico probably edged it in the first few minutes. We had a couple of chances but then we let one in, and just as we were trying to come back from that they scored another. Those two mistakes really changed the course of the game, though the team played with a lot of dignity and tried hard to come back. We almost made it to 3-2 but there's not much else you can say really. We need to keep working because we've got a generation of very good players here. We need to make the most of them and get back to the World Cup in four years' time.

Carlos Tevez, Argentina forward and Budweiser Man of the Match
We struggled to get into the game in the first few minutes. We knew that Mexico would pressurise us and that they had the potential to harm us. We couldn't build any attacks because we didn't have the ball, but in the end we managed to play well and take a big step forward to the quarter-finals. I was lucky enough to see the goal open up for me and score a couple of important goals, although it wasn't easy tonight. We should savour this win and then make sure we rest for the Germany game. That won't be easy either.

Nicolas Burdisso, Argentina defender
What mattered was that we got the win. We need to work on a few things but I thought we won comfortably. We got a grip of the game and we knew what type of football Mexico were going to play. Fortunately we managed to match them and we came through, playing pretty well in my opinion. The great thing is that the team is improving with every match, and for those of us who were at the last World Cup, the Germany match will be a nice opportunity for revenge.

Rafael Marquez, Mexico defender
You can't feel happy about being knocked out of a World Cup. We played well and we put an awful lot into it but it wasn't enough. We didn't have any luck and we lacked punch up front. The first goal was a tough blow to take and we couldn't come back from it. Unfortunately for us it's another failure and I just hope that the national side can make the quarter-finals one day.

Carlos Salcido, Mexico defender
It's a very sad night because we are out of the World Cup. The team started well, we kept our shape and we tried to hold Argentina at bay. I thought we did fine until their first goal, which took us a while to recover from. It seemed to affect us a lot, but that's football and luck always plays a part. Argentina had theirs but we didn't have any.