“I am proud of the players. They overcame that red card and fought. They gave everything to try to win, it’s strong. I don't think we did anything wrong, it was a real standoff. Both teams had their chance. We came close, it hurts. Well done to South Africa, they are a great team. They are very strong. It's a unique victory for them, but it's also hard for us. We are devastated. But hey, we couldn't have done better. We gave everything.”
“I didn't have the impression that there was violent contact. We saw two similar situations in the match, but one was penalized with a red, the other with a yellow… It's painful when it happens and I think he will remember it for a long time. But I remember the heart and soul that the team showed afterwards to stay in the fight.
“There have been more ups than downs. It was an honor. We wouldn't even dare to dream of it. I was happy to be part of this adventure. I think my biggest memory will be today's match. Even though we lost, I couldn’t be more proud of my players.”
Comments collected at a press conference