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Brazil 2014

Costa Rica-England: Quotes

Head coach Jorge Luis Pinto of Costa Rica (L) hugs England manager Roy Hodgson
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Jorge Luis Pinto, Costa Rica coach
It was an even game today against an opponent who was looking for its first win. I’m delighted we’ve topped the group. We are prepared to face whoever comes and we will face them with great confidence. Our potential rivals from Group C will be difficult as they’re experienced, but we’ll approach them as we have been doing. We’re a well-balanced team with good tactics. It’s great to come to a country like Brazil where football is played and be so good in possession.

Roy Hodgson, England manager
Apart from first the 10 to 12 minutes we dominated totally. We didn't take our goal chances - if we did we would have comfortably won. We created the chances and that's important. I'm not concerned about Daniel Sturridge, he'll take goal chances in the future. I thought we were really unlucky not to win this game. I thought the whole back four was absolutely excellent. We restricted the team to almost no chances. In midfield we dominated and outplayed them.

Keylor Navas, Budweiser Man of the Match
Thank God we had a great match. I am personally very happy to receive an award, every footballer likes to have his work acknowledged. But I believe ours is a team effort,you can see that on the pitch and we're very happy about it..

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