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Korea Republic-Algeria: Quotes

Head coach Vahid Halilhodzic of Algeria celebrates
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Vahid Halilhodzic, Algeria coachI would like to dedicate this victory to the fans who were here and the Algerian people back home who have waited a long time for this victory. It means a lot to us all.Today the team played to its strengths. I told the players to keep it tight for the first 15 minutes and I felt that did extremely well and effectively in the first half - it was almost perfect. We slowed a little during the second half, why I'm not sure. Now we have to try to get a good result against Russia and qualify for the Round of 16. Anything is possible.

Hong Myungbo, Korea Republic coachThe result speaks for itself. We made mistakes in our preparation and during the match, but we need to look ahead now. There were lapses in concentration, particularly in defensive areas and we didn’t play to our usual standard. But I must stress, we did not underestimate Algeria. Today their team was completely different than the one that played against Belgium. They played much better today and deserved the win. Now we just need to move on now. We will do our best until the end.

Islam Slimani (ALG), Budweiser Man of the MatchIt's brilliant to score for my team, it's a wonderful feeling. I have to thank the coach for giving me the opportunity and I can say that all of the players gave everything for this win today. It's still our aim to reach the Round of 16, we have a chance and I hope we'll achieve that.

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