"There was a way to win this match".
Cisse and his men are now dreaming of a repeat of their run to the quarter-finals in 2002 - he captained that team.
Substitute Felipe Baloy rewarded them with a consolation goal in the 78th minute, sliding home a free kick that was Panama's first goal in their debut World Cup.
For an England team that came to the World Cup with reduced expectations, things are setting up nicely.
Honda has now been directly involved in seven of Japan's last 10 World Cup goals, scoring four and assisting three.
- Only once before have Colombia lost both of their opening two games in a World Cup tournament, doing so against Romania and US back in 1994.
With four points from their opening two games, both teams remain in contention but will need points from their final group matches to make the round of 16.
"After equalising twice I put in Usami - I could have put a defender in but I put in the attacker - and we earned one point. We have to show the world that we are doing something nice", said Senegal fan Gora Ndoye after the match.
It was the first win for an Asian side against South American opposition at a World Cup, which added further embarrassment for Colombia among their South American neighbours.
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We have three teams which in the Federation Internationale de Football Association rankings are all above us. I am so happy and proud of my team and my country, but wanted to wish you also all the best in you career.
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Coach: Vahid Halilhodzic - Japan hope the 65-year-old Bosnian can replicate his success with Algeria at the 2014 World Cup, when he took the North African nation into the last-16 for the first time.
Both Poland and Colombia lost their opening match, to Senegal and Japan respectively, and could be eliminated with another loss.
Meanwhile, Japan skipper Makoto Hasebe felt that despite a major win, his side has to be grounded as Senegal will be a completely different story.
Senegal are unlikely to be so generous and this looks a match where there is no great need to go hunting for something when the best bet is right there in front of us.
"We always hope that he can score, that he can be fit as he was today".
Now as Senegal coach, he is bringing that same energy and vibrancy to the team, but also ensuring they are a lot more tactically adept and disciplined.
Japan coach Akira Nishino relies heavily on his players with past World Cup experience. "Everyone has players who has the humility and that allows us to win". Without Sanchez partnering with Abel Aguilar in defence, Los Cafeteros face an uphill task of having to beat Poland who, after having been beaten convincingly by Senegal, will be desperate to notch a win of their own.
Robert Lewandowski desperately needs to discover the form he showed in qualifying for Poland to have any chance of advancing.
That victory ensured that Africa, the second most populated continent in the world with a number of high-profile footballers who have been knocking on the door of greatness in recent years, would not suffer the embarrassment of having all its five representatives losing their opening matches in Russian Federation.