Adelaide United coach John Kosmina paid tribute to goalkeeper Eugene Galekovic for a superb performance against Nagoya Grampus on Tuesday night.
These are some comments after yesterday's ACL round-of-16 match at Hindmarsh Stadium.
John Kosmina (Adelaide coach): “We rode our luck a bit but as I always say you get what you put in and the boys have worked their butts off the last couple of months. Galekovic is one of the best goalkeepers this country has ever seen.”
Jon McKain (Adelaide defender): “Our league season wasn't the greatest but to get to the last eight of the Champions League is a fantastic achievement. People say we are defence-minded but that's the way you have to play in Asia where the game is very tactical.”
Josh Kennedy (Nagoya striker): “All credit to Adelaide, they played a great game. We had five or six chances to score and if you don't take them it's impossible to win.”
Luciano Trani (Adelaide assistant coach): "The team is coming together very well and now that we continue on, it's about having that little bit more depth in our play.”
Dragan Stojkovic (Nagoya coach): "We were not good enough ... we didn't know how to score the goal and we paid the price.”
South Korean media blamed Iran for angry scenes at a tense FIFA World Cup qualifier which ended with fans pelting debris on to the pitch and the visiting coach under fire for a rude gesture.