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Colombia-Greece: Quotes

Head coach Jose Pekerman of Colombia looks on
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Jose Pekerman, Colombia coachThis is a fantastic result for the whole of Colombia because there was a lot of emotion among the fans today. Nothing’s decided yet, but we went about our task in the right way today.

James Rodriguez, Budweiser Man of the MatchI’m happy because we’ve won the game and because I scored, and that was a dream come true for me. Greece are a strong team defensively, but we stayed solid and patient enough to wait for spaces to open up going forward. We scored an early goal and that helped us as well. Now we have two more games and we have to show the same responsibility and will to win as we did here.

Fernando Santos, Greece coachColombia were the better team. They caused us problems right from start and we weren’t focused enough and didn’t react. At the end of the day, the margin of defeat is still too high though.

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