Mano Menezes, Ronaldinho, Victor, Sergio Batista and Lionel Messi had the following to say after Argentina's 1-0 victory against Brazil in an international friendly at the Khalifa International Stadium in Doha, Qatar on November 17, 2010.
Mano Menezes: Coach
"We have to look at this result with serenity. We created several chances, the final result was not fair, but we have to learn from everything that happened."
"We played an even match with Argentina. We were closer to victory throughout the second half, but I think our team lacked experience near the end of the match. You can't allow a goal at a time like that."
"It was important to go through these four matches with an idea of the team's potential and of how it can keep improving.”
“Ronaldinho did well, taking responsibility for creating offensive moves. He was substituted because of his physical condition and not because of his performance. We brought him back to the Selecao at the right time”
“They weren’t hurting us, but Messi had reserved one extra move for Argentina.”
“He is the world’s best player, and unfortunately for us he found a gap and with his quality settled the match when it already looked like a draw,”
"We controlled the match, they barely had any chances to score. But in one play Messi made the difference."
Sergio Batista: Coach
“We have the best player in the world and we made the most of that. I’m not going to discover now who he is because he is the world’s best player. But you can always hope for more from a player of Messi’s quality.”
"I had planned that before playing. I always looked for my chance."
"It's always important to win and this victory is even more important because it's against a direct rival and it gives us confidence.”
"My goal was important because it enabled us to beat Brazil."