France coach Didier Deschamps was more than just relieved with his team’s late show.

It shows the players are prepared to keep working right to the end. We are not stuck with playing one formation. We had a much better balance in the second half and were more aggressive

 

France’s Man-of-the-match Dimitri Payet relished his return to the home of his former club Olympique de Marseille.

It was a special feeling to come back here and it was a very emotional moment to score a goal. I am very happy because we pushed hard in the second half and were rewarded and were able to score

 

Switzerland's Granit Xhaka said his team must be less wasteful in front of goal when they face France on Sunday.

We created so many chances but unfortunately we couldn't win. We could have scored two

or three goals in the second half. We had eight good chances, we have to finish them. It's not that we can't create them, it's that we can't finish them

 

Ireland manager Martin O'Neill has warned his side to be prepared for a backlash when they take on a smarting Belgium in their European Championship match in Bordeaux on Saturday.

Belgium are a really fine side,

really fine. Individually they are as talented as any side in the competition. They are very dangerous anyway, but even more so now they are a bit of a wounded animal.

 

Slovakia coach Jan Kozak believes Europe's best teams should be watching Marek Hamsik after the

Napoli midfielder led his country

to a 2-1 win over Russia.

Napoli has become too small for him. I think he is ready to play for a really big club. He has been performing very well for Slovakia and is one of the leaders of the team together with Martin Skrtel. His performance was really superb